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Flame lily

Scientific name of Flame lily: Gloriosa superb

Name of Flame lily in different languages:

English: climbing lily, creeping lily, glory lily, Gloriosa lily, tiger claw, wolf's bane, glory lily, Fire lilly.

Sanskrit: Kalikari, Vahnimukhi, Langali, Garbhpatini, Vishalya, Prabhata, Shuklapushpika, Vidyut, Agnijihva, Pushpasi, Bhara, Vahni, Agnika, Nalarandhri,

Malayalam: Menthonni-മേന്തോന്നി, Kinthonni- കിത്തോന്നി, Parayanchedi- പറയൻ ചെടി.

Useful plant parts of Flame lily:

The whole plant, tuberous root

Plant description of Flame lily:-

Flame lily-Gloriosa superb is a perennial herb with tendrils, commonly found in tropical forests, woodlands and grasslands, grows up to 4 meters long, The leaves are arranged alternately, opposite, lance-shaped tapered tips with tendrils, and up to 20 cm long and 3 to 5 cm wide. The flowers are showy, with combinations of red and yellow with six petals, margin wavy and up to 4 cm. The plant is growing on a fleshy rhizome, fruits are capsules, greenish-yellow.
Medicinal uses: to treat cholera, colic, kidney problems, typhus, leprosy, bruises, sprains, snakebite, ulcers, arthritis, hemorrhoids, cancer, gout, infertility, open wounds, nocturnal emission, smallpox and STD

Chemical content: Toxic (colchicines- a toxic alkaloid)

How to prepare medicines:

Flame lily  is the one of the ingredients in the Ayurveda medicines like-

Brihat Marichadi Taila

Chitrakadi Tailam

Karanja Tailam

KasisadiTailam

Maha Vishagarbha Tailam

Nirgundi Thailam

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