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Mussaenda frondosa is the wild mussaenda or dhobi tree. It is a shrub that grows upto 1.5–2 m tall. Like all other Mussaenda species, they have a large prominent white petaloid sepal in their flowers.
- 1 Uses
- 2 Parts Used
- 3 Chemical Composition
- 4 Common names
- 5 Properties
- 6 Habit
- 7 Identification
- 8 List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
- 9 Where to get the saplings
- 10 Mode of Propagation
- 11 How to plant/cultivate
- 12 Commonly seen growing in areas
- 13 Photo Gallery
- 14 References
- 15 External Links
Iridoids, flavonoids and triterpenes are the common chemical ingredients distributed in Mussaenda species etc.
|English||Dhobi Tree, Flag bush|
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
|Simple||Elliptic leaves||7.5-13.7 long, 4.5-8 cm broad, tip shortly tapering. Base is rounded or tapering into the 2-2.5 cm long stalk. Stipules are twin, lanceshaped.|
|Type||Size||Color and composition||Stamen||More information|
|Bisexual||Flat-topped clusters||Creamy-yellow elliptic, golden yellow||Actual flowers are 3-4 cm long, tube slender, very hairy. Berries are obovoid, 1-1.3 cm long|
List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
A plant of subtropical to tropical areas, it is found at elevations up to 1,200 metres in Nepal.