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Chinese Rain Bells

Scientific name of Chinese Rain Bells: Strobilanthes hamiltoniana

Name of Chinese Rain Bells in different languages:-

English:  Kurinji

Sanskrit: Sahachara

Hindi: Karvi

Malayalam: Kurinji കുറിഞ്ഞി, Palkurinji-പാൽകുറിഞ്ഞി.

Plant description

Chinese Rain Bells is a shrub, up to 1 meter high, hairy, mostly found in Western ghats, wet forests and plane areas. Leaves are oppositely arranged with the serrated margin and hairy. Flowers are blue, 1 to 1.2 cm long, borne in axillary spikes flowering is September - October. Seeds are containing in a capsule measured 6 to 8 mm long and oblong. Root is black and fibrous.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Lanceolate Margin-Denticulate Venation-Reticulate
 lanceolate-ointed-at-both-ends  Margin_Denticulate-with-fine-dentition  Recticulate


Useful plant parts:

Whole plant, root.

Medicinal uses:

Used in the treatment of spider bite poison 

Blue Strobilanthes-Neelakurinji

White Strobilanthes-Venkurinji

neelakurinji-1 White Strobilanthes
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