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Primrose Willow

Scientific name of Primrose Willow: Ludwigia hyssopifolia

Name of Primrose Willow in different languages:-

English: Seed box, water clove, linear leaf water primrose

Tamil: Neer kirambu

Malayalam: kandathil Kanthari, Neer grampoo

Plant description:

it is an erect herb, annual herb, grow up to 150 cm height, grow as a weed in paddy fiels, leaves are simple, lance-shaped, opposite, and length up to 9 cm long, flowers are yellow, erect, minutely hairy, solitary, borne in leaf axils, x elliptic, and up to 3 mm long, often 3 to 4 angled, fruits are capsules, cylindrical shaped, contain a large number of seeds inside, stem woody at base, greenish or purplish in color.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Lanceolate Margin-Entire Venation-pinnate
 lanceolate-ointed-at-both-ends  Margin_Entire  Venation-pinnate


Useful plant parts:

Whole plant, Leaf, root

Medicinal uses:

To treat diarrhoea, dysentery, sprue, boils, infections, flatulence, leucorrhoea and syphilis

Medicinal properties:

Anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anthelmintic, astringent, diuretic, vermifuge, carminative, and purgative.

Chemical contents:

Isovitexin, vitexin, orientin, isoorientin.


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