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Blue Justicia

Scientific name of Blue Justicia:  Ecbolium linneanum

Name of Blue Justicia in different languages:-

English: Strobilanthus, Blue Justicia, Wild jack

Sanscrit: Nila-Sahacharah

Hindi: Udajati

Malayalam: Karimkurinji കരിങ്കുറിഞ്ഞി

Useful plant parts: Roots 

Plant description:

Blue Justicia is a shrub, found in partially shaded areas, evergreen forests, wetland areas etc., spiny, grows up to 2 m tall, leaves are green, elliptic-oblong, tapered at both ends, velvety, flowers are four sided spikes, seen at the end of branches, The roots of this plant is the useful part which is used to treat jaundice.

Leaf Arrangement

 lanceolate-ointed-at-both-ends Margin_Entire Recticulate

Medicinal uses:

Blue Justicia plant is used in the treatment of gout and dysuria and a decoction of leaves is used  for stiffness, the root of this plant is given in jaundice, menorrhagia, and rheumatic disorders.

Used as an ingredient of Ayurveda medicine like-

Prabhanjana Vimardhanam Kuzhambu


Aragwadhadi Ghrita 

Rasnairandadi Kashayam

Sahachakradi Kashayam

Prasariniyadi Thailam

Sahacharadi Thailam

Vathavidamsini thailam

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