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The scientific name of Malabar Melastome: Melastoma malabathricum ssp.
Name of Malabar Melastome in different languages:-
Sanskrit: gharapathri, Jalashani
Tamil: Kadalai, Nakkukaruppan
Malayalam: Palore, Athirani, Kalampotti, Kalathi
It is an evergreen shrub, grow up to 2 m tall, commonly in the wetland area, branched, flowering plant. Leaves are rough, hairy, elliptic-oblong to lanceolate, size up to 15 cm long and 6.5 cm broad, base rounded occasionally acute, apex pointed.The flowers are pink, 5 petals, flowers are arranged in around 1 to 5 clusters. Fruits are a capsule or berry-like, pinkish green, about .25 cm diameter, contain numerous seeds inside, coated with a sweet astringent pulp.
Two varieties of Melastoma malabathricum: ചിറ്റതിരാണി- osbeckia aspera, കുഞ്ഞതിരാണി-osbeckia muralis
Useful plant parts:
To treat Piles, varicose vein, wound healer, diarrhoea.
Antiseptic, astringent, antioxidant, cytotoxic activities and anti-leucorrhoeic.
Tannin, Naringenin, Kaempferol