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Justicia gendarussa

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Justicia gendarussa is a much-branched, erect shrub growing from 70 - 150cm tall. The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and insect repellent. It is grown as an ornamental.

Uses

Rheumatism, Thrush, Fevers, Cough, Dysuria, Diarrhoea, Jaundice, Wounds, Allergies.[1]

Parts Used

Leaves.

Chemical Composition

[2]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada Aduthodagidda
Hindi Nili nargandi
Malayalam Karunochchi
Tamil Karunochi
Telugu Addasaramu
Marathi Tev
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit Gandharasa
English Willow-leaf justicia


Properties

Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.

Dravya

Rasa

Guna

Veerya

Vipaka

Karma

Prabhava

Habit

Deciduous shrub

Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature

[3]

Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
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Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

Seeds

How to plant/cultivate

[4]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Secondary forests, Primary forests.

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References

  1. Indian Medicinal Plants by C.P.Khare
  2. [Chemistry]
  3. [Morphology]
  4. [Cultivation]

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