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Jamaican Blue Spike
The scientific name of Jamaican Blue Spike: Stachytarpheta indica Vahl
Name of Jamaican Blue Spike in different languages:-
English: Aaron’s Rod, Wild Verbena, Blue poterweed, Blue snakeweed
Malayalam: Katapunuttu, Narivaly, Kattupunnuthu, Seemakongini
It is an annual shrub, found throughout Western Ghats areas, grows to 0.3-0.9 m height, stem erect, dichotomously branched. The leaves are 5-10 by 2.52-3.8 cm, elliptic, obtuse or acute, coarsely serrate, glabrous or nearly so, base much tapering and recurrently into the petioles which are consequently obscure. Flowers sessile, slender, nearly continuous glabrous spikes reaching 30 cm long, the rachis hollowed out beneath each flower, calyx 6 mm long, membranous, tubular, corolla deep blue, glabrous, filaments slender, hairy below, ovary glabrous. Style long, filiform, glabrous. Fruits 3-4 mm long, oblong, ribbed, splitting into 2 pyrenees.
Useful plant parts:
To treat in ulcer, fever, rheumatic inflammation, dysentery, eye trouble, open sores in children’s ears, cure heart trouble
Anti inflammatory, antirheumatic.