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Melastoma malabathricum, known also as Malabar melastome, Indian rhododendron, Singapore rhododendron, planter's rhododendron and senduduk, is a flowering plant in the family Melastomataceae.
Various phytochemical groups and constituents have been identified in M. malabathricum since 1968 and are strongly associated with its ethnomedicinal values. 
|Kannada||ಅಂಕೇರ್ಕಿ Ankerki, ದೊಡ್ಡ ನೆಕ್ಕರೆ Dodda nekkare|
|English||Malabar Melastome, Indian-rhododendron|
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
|Simple||Alternate||The leaves are light green and feathery with a bipinnate pattern|
|Type||Size||Color and composition||Stamen||More information|
|Unisexual||1 inch||Light blue||5||Flowers Season is June - August|
List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
- Vishatinduka Taila as root juice extract
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
Shrubs to 1.3 m tall; stem densely covered with paleaceous pectinate hairs. Leaves 4-11 x 1.5-4 cm, elliptic-oblong, base attenuate, apex acute, upper surface prominently lineolate.