by; G. Renu, Sanjana Julias Thilakar, D. Narasimhan, Centre for Floristic Research, Department of Botany, Madras Christian College, Tambaram. (0 ratings). Common Name: Spiderwort. Leucas cephalotes. Drawing of the plant. Photograph by: Kirtikar, K.R., Basu, B.D., Indian medicinal plants, Plates, vol. 4: t. Objective: Keeping this background in mind this study was carried out on the leaf of Leucas cephalotes, basically a folklore drug also used in Unani Medicine.

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The seed also yields medicinal oil. In rainy season, many Indian tribal communities take bath with water having Dronpushpi leaf extract. It is collected for use as a leafy vegetable in rural areas.

Oudhi; Oudhia and Tripath, ; Oudhia et al. The leaves are ovate to lanceolate in shape.

Species specific search options Taxon Hierarchy. Leaves narrow oblong-elliptic, cuneate, subentire to slightly crenate, up to 8 x 2 cm, with long and short eglandular hairs denser below; petiole on lower leaves sub-absent to c. In other projects Wikispecies. Leucas cephalotes Roth SprengelSyst.


Best supported on Google Chrome, Firefox 3. One of the plant’s most common historical uses has been as a treatment for snakebite. Send a request for permission.

Leucas cephalotes

Plant is up to 1 m tall with hispid stems. This species is same as efi thread. A few uploads earlier identified as Leucas cephalotes:. Phlomis cephalotes Roth Annual. Traditional knowledge about medicinal weeds in Chhattisgarh. The juice extracted from leaves is used to cure skin problems. Plant Wealth of the Lower Ganga Delta: Leucas cephalotes Scientific classification Kingdom: Next I checked our database and realised that though several uploads have been suggested as L.

Retrieved from ” https: Herbs annual, to 90 cm tall. Common species found cephaloyes India are L.

Plant species composition on two rock outcrops from the northern Western Ghats, Maharashtra, India Desc: Occurrence Occurrence Occurrence Records. Medicinal weeds in groundnut fields of Chhattisgarh India.

Treatments in Other Floras www. In many parts of India particularly in North India. Verticillasters terminal, globose, many flowered, to 5 cm in diam.


Leucas cephalotes (Roth) Spreng. | Species | India Biodiversity Portal

Verticillasters on branches, globose, Renu, Sanjana Julias Thilakar, D. Calyx mm, tubular, slightly curved, clearly nerved, with a slightly oblique mouth, distinctly hairy at throat, with eglandular and sometimes also with very short glandular hairs; teeth 10, subequal, shortly triangular, mucronulate, c.

Angiosperm diversity in Doaba region of Punjab, India Desc: As well, the plant contains oleanolic acid7-oxositosterol, 7-oxostigmasterol, 7alpha-hydroxy stigmasterol, stigmasterol5-hydroxy-7,4′-dimethoxy flavone, pillion, gonzalitosin I, tricin, cosmosin, apigeninO-beta-D- 6-O-p-coumaryl glucopyranoside, anisofolin A and luteolin.

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