Poduthalai 200gm

48.00

Common name: Frog Fruit, Turkey tangle, Creeping Lip Plant, Lippia •

Hindi: Jal buti, Jalpapli

Tamil: Podutalei •

Malayalam: Nirtippali

Telugu: Bokkena

Kannada: Nelahippali

Description:

Prostrate herbs, rooting at nodes. Leaves 1-3 x 0.8-1.5 cm, obovate-spathulate or oblanceolate, sometimes elliptic or cuneiform, base cuneate, margin sharply serrate above the middle, apex rounded or obtuse, fleshy, glabrescent to appressed pubescent; petiole to 8 mm long, decurrent. Flowers 5-merous, sessile, aggregated in axillary, globose-capitate or elongate, cylindric, stalked spikes, 1-2.5 cm long when mature and 6-9 mm across; peduncle solitary in eachaxil, 1.5-6 cm long. Bracts small, closely imbricate, obovate. Calyx cupular, aboutequalling the corolla tube, deeply 2-cleft; lobes lanceolate. Corolla pink to white, 2-2.5 mm long, salver-form, 2-lipped, upper lip 2-lobed, emarginate, lower 3-lobed. Stamens 4, included. Drupe c. 2 mm long, enclosing two, 1-celled pyrenes.

Benefits:

Plant decoction is given in uraema. Fresh juice is applied to bleeding gums. Infusion of leaves and tender stalk is given to children in indigestion and to women after delivary.

 

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