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Sanke’s tongue

Scientific name of Sanke's tongue: Microstachys chamaelea/ Sebastiana chamaelea

Name of Sanke's tongue in different languages:-

English: Creeping Sebastiana

Sanskrit: Kshudreranda

Hindi: Bhumiyeranda

Tamil: Eli-amanaku, Kuruvika, Nirppanai

Malayalam: Njettavanakku-ഞെട്ടാവണക്ക്, Kodiyavannakku-കൊടി ആവണക്ക് 

Plant description:

Snake's tongue is an annual herb; grow to the height 20 to 60 cm tall. Leaves are small, alternately arranged, thick-papery, linear or lance shaped, up to 5 cm long and 10 mm wide, tip blunt, margins toothed. Flowers occur at the end of branches, flowering season is Sep-March.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-linear Margin-Entire Venation-pinnate
 longitudinal  Margin_Entire  Venation-pinnate


Useful plant parts:

Whole plant

Medicinal uses:

To treat vata, pitta, disorders, diarrhea, skin diseases, dysentery, hemorrhoids, menorrhagia, leucorrhea and hemorrhage


Medicinal properties:


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