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Scientific name: Blepharis boerhaaviifolia Pers
Name in different languages:-
English: Blepharis, Creeping Blepharis
Hindi: दूधिया चोटी Dudhiya Choti, Uttagana
Sanskrit: Barga Poo, Bhangari
Malayalam: Murikoottipacha-മുറികൂട്ടിപ്പച്ച, Hemakandy-ഹേമകണ്ഠി, Elumbotty-എലുമ്പൊട്ടി
Tamil: Kooravaal Chedi, Kozhimookkan
It is a prostrate herb rooting at nodes. Leaves are elliptic ovate to oblanceolate, margin entire or distantly toothed in the upper half, apex acutely apiculate. Bracts in four opposite pairs; bracteoles spathulate; calyx lobes four; outer calyx lobes unequal. Corolla white with pink nerves; tube urceolate; stamens 4. Capsule shining; seeds 2, orbicular, flattened. It is propagated by cuttings.
Useful plant parts:
Leaves are useful in healing wounds and cuts, earache
Allantoin, Betaine, beta - sitosterol, oleanolic acid, apigenin, terniflorin, blepharin, coumaroyl flavone glucoside