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Dhobi Tree

Scientific name of Dhobi Tree: Mussaenda Frontosa

Name of Dhobi Tree in different languages:-

Hindi: Safed patra

Malayalam: Vellilam-വെള്ളിലം, Vellilathaly-വെള്ളിലത്താളി

Plant description:

Dhobi Tree-Mussaenda Frontosa-is a small shrub, erect, branching, commonly in Western ghats, plane areas, wastelands, forests, grows up to 2 meters tall, leaves are simple, tapered both end, dark green, the stem is purple green, branched. The flowers are deep yellow or orange, tubular, in clusters, just below flowers there is a white leaf among the green leaves.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Elongated Margin-Entire Venation-Pinnate
 longitudinal  Margin_Entire  Venation-pinnate


Useful plant parts:

Young leaves, root.

Medicinal uses:

Used as  herbal shampoo, to treat fever, wounds, cough, jaundice, bronchitis, leucoderma, cough, wounds, ulcers, pruritus, jaundice.

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