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Blue Rattlepod

Blue Rattlepod
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The scientific name of Blue Rattlepod: Crotalaria verrucosa

Synonyms: Crotalaria coerulea, Crotalaria angulosa, Crotalaria mollis

Family: Fabaceae (Pea family)

Name of in different languages:

English: Blue Rattleweed, Tooth-Leaved Rattlepod, Blue-Flowered Rattlepod, Warty Rattlebox

Sanskrit: Brihatapushpi, Shanpushpi

Hindi: बनशण banshan, झुनझुनिया jhunjhunia

Tamil: சங்குநிதி cankuniti, கிலுகிலுப்பை kilu-kiluppai, Gilugiluppai, Salangaichedi

Malayalam: കിലുകിലുപ്പ-Kilukiluppa

Useful plant parts:

Root, Leaf

Plant description:

It is an erect, branched herbs, grow up to 75 m tall; stems striate, and 4-angled. Leaf simple arranged alternately, Shape ovate or rhomboid-deltoid, apex Obtuse-acute margin entire size 2.5-7 x 2.5-4.5 cm, Flower is found in terminal or lateral racemes; the colour blue. Flowering is throughout the year. Fruits are yellowish to brownish, oblong-terete pod, sparsely pubescent, exceeding the calyx; usually seeds up to 15, fruiting throughout the year.

Medicinal uses:

To treat throat disorders, laryngitis, cardiac disorders, oral disorders, indigestion, fever, blood disorders like the abscess, skin disorders, menorrhagia, nasal bleeding, oral ulcers, scabies and impetigo.

Chemical content:

Beta-sitosterol, isolated flavonal glycoside, Crotalaburine,Apigenin-o-glycoside, crotaverrine,isolated necic leatone, Taraxerol, B- Sitosterol.

Medicinal properties:


How to prepare medicines:

Gargling of leaf decoction is useful for mouth ulcer.

It is one of the ingredients in the Ayurveda medicines like:-

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