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Justicia procumbens is a perennial plant that can grow 10 - 50cm tall. The slender erect to procumbent stems root at the lower nodes. They are often diffusely branched and often produced in clumps. The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and medicine.
- 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
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
|Elliptic||Oblong-ovate||7-20mm X 5-20mm obtuse at both ends and entire or slightly crenate|
|Type||Size||Color and composition||Stamen||More information|
|Elliptic||6-7mmm Long||Pink||Borne terminal rather dense cylindrical spikes. Flowering season is January to April|
|6-7mm Long||Pink||Borne in terminal||Fruiting season is January to April|
List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
The whole plant has an unpleasant aroma.
Commonly seen growing in areas
- Indian Medicinal Plants by C.P.Khare
- Kappatagudda - A Repertoire of Medicianal Plants of Gadag by Yashpal Kshirasagar and Sonal Vrishni, Page No. 246