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Bowstring Hemp

Scientific name of Bowstring Hemp: Sanseviera Roxburghians

Name of Bowstring Hemp in different languages:-

English: mother-in-law's tongue, jinn's tongue, snake plant, snake tongue, devil’s tongue

Sanscrit: Moorva

Malayalam: Maral മരൽ, Sarpappola

Plant description of Bowstring Hemp:

Bowstring Hemp- Sansevieria roxburghiana is a herbaceous perennial plant. The leaves are pale green with whitish marks, dagger-shaped, erect, fleshy, fibrous and flat; up to 1.5 meters long and 7 cm wide. The flowers are dull-white, numerous, fragrant, up to 3 cm long. Fruit is globose, about 8 mm diameter and seeds are ovoid and white in colour. Rhizomes are a ginger like branched and fibrous.

Useful plant parts: Rhizome.

Medicinal uses of Bowstring Hemp: antiseptic, throat infection, cough and cold

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