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Scientific name of Ixora: Ixora coccinea

Name of Ixora in different languages:-

English: Jungle geranium, Flame of wood, Sacred Ixora

Sanskrit: Parasik, Yavani, Paranti, Patali, Raktala

Hindi: Rugmini रुग्मिनी, Rangan, Ranjan

Tamil: Vedchi

Malayalam: Chethi-ചെത്തി, Tetti- തെറ്റി, Techi-തെച്ചി, Kattutechi.

Plant description:

It is a medium evergreen shrub, grows to the height of 1 meter, dense, multi-branched, commonly grow up to 2 m. height.The leaves are glossy, leathery, oblong, about 10 cm long, margin entire, and opposite pairs or whorled on the stems.Flowers are fire red in color, tubular, scarlet, in dense rounded, flowering seen throughout the year.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Elongated Margin-Entire Venation-Reticulate
 longitudinal  Margin_Entire  Recticulate


Useful plant parts:  

Root,  The leaves, and Flowers

Medicinal uses:

It is used to treat flatulence, diarrhea, skin diseases, colic, ulcers, wounds, indigestion, as an antiseptic

Chemical content:

Peol, ursolic acid, oleanolic acid, lecocyanadin, anthocyanins, proanthocyanidins, kaempferol, quercetin, sitosterol, rutin.

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



Chemparuthyadikera Tailam


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