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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.
Iridoids, flavonoids and triterpenes are the common chemical ingredients distributed in Mussaenda species etc.
|Dhobi Tree, Flag bush
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
|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.
|Color and composition
|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.