Saturday, September 18, 2010


Woodfordia fruticosa

Fire Flame Bush, Red Bell Bush  E
Malitta                                           S
Velakkai                                        T

Fire Flame Bush is a spreading, leafy shrub, small in size but very conspicuous on dry, rocky hillsides from December to May, Medicinal uses: This is a drug largely used in native medicine. This enters into the composition of many preparations, decoctions, churnas and ghritas for various diseases, but chiefly dysentery and diarrhoea by reason of its being highly astringent.

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