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Diamond flower

Scientific name of Diamond flower: Hedyotis corymbosa

Name of Diamond flower in different languages:-

Sanskrit: Parpata, Parpataka

English: Flat-top mille grains, Old world diamond-flower, Wild chay root

Hindi: Daman pappar, Pitpapra

Malayalam: Parpataka pullu-പരപടകപ്പുല്ല്, Njonganam pullu-ഞൊങ്ങനം പുല്ല് 

Plant description:

It is an erect, annual herbs, grew up to 30 cm high. Leaves are arranged oppositely, sessile; stipules small, apex acute, margins re-curved, scabrous, branches angular, tinged purple. Flowers are pale white to greenish, about 0.2 cm long, found in axillary, often solitary; Fruits are capsules, globose, 0.2 cm across, seeds are pale-brown. Flowers and fruits found during August-November.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Narrow shaped Margin-Entire Venation-Longitudinal


Useful plant parts:

Whole plant

Medicinal uses:

To cure the wounds due to viper bite, depression, liver disorders, fever, gastric irritability.

Chemical content:

Alterative, febrifuge, Anthelmintic.

It is used as an ingredient to prepare the Ayurveda medicines like:-

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