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Blepharis maderaspatensis - Creeping Blepharis

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Blepharis maderaspatensis is a Prostrate, Creeping, Wiry plant. It will rooting at the nodes. It is seen commonly on Slopes among rocks and Poor gravelly soil on the hills up to 1,400 m.


Wounds, Mouth ulcer, Bone's Fracture, Nerve weakness[1].

Parts Used

Leaf, Seed[1].

Chemical Composition

It contains the following constituents Diphenyl, Picrylhydrazyl and The Enzymes α-glucosidase, Porcine Pancreatic Lipase, Mushroom Tyrosinase were purchased from Sigma Aldrich.[2]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada ಕೂಡಲಿ ಸೊಪ್ಪು Koodali soppu, Uttangani
Hindi Dudhiya choti, Utangan
Malayalam Elumbotti, Hemakanthi
Tamil Netirapundu
Telugu Anthrinta-pullu
Marathi Madrashi kate maka
Gujarathi Chopani vel, Utigan
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit Uttangana
English Creeping blepharis, Madras blepharis



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












Kind Shape Feature



Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Flowering from August to December


Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
Fruiting from August to December

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

[[:Category:Index of Plants which can be propagated by |]]

How to plant/cultivate


Commonly seen growing in areas

Dry deciduous forests, In the plains.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 ”Karnataka Medicinal Plants Volume-3” by Dr.M. R. Gurudeva, Page No.356, Published by Divyachandra Prakashana, #6/7, Kaalika Soudha, Balepete cross, Bengaluru
  2. Journal Paper from National Library of Medicine - Phenolic Compounds from the Aerial Parts of Blepharis linariifolia Pers. and Their Free Radical Scavenging and Enzyme Inhibitory Activities
  3. Flowers of india Portal
  4. [Morphology]
  5. [Cultivation]

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