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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Known or potential benefits of the species for humans, at a direct economic level, as instruments of education, prospecting, eco-tourism, etc. According to Ayurvedathe plant is mild stimulant and diaphoretic and used in fevers and coughs. General description of the sites where the species is found ecosystem, forest, environment or microhabitat. It is a common plant across Asia from China to the Indian subcontinent. Do we already have it in our database: Herbs annual, to 90 cm tall.

Leucas cephalotes – Useful Tropical Plants

This species is L. It has many common names, including gumadronpushpi or drona puspiand tou xu bai rong cao. A few uploads earlier identified as Leucas cephalotes:.

Retrieved from ” https: The flowering annual herb Leucas cephalotes is a common weed which also has uses as an edible vegetable and herbal remedy. The flowers mixed in honey is used as domestic remedy for cough and colds Caius Leaf blade ovate to lanceolate, cm, membranous, pubescent, base cuneate, margin crenate-serrate, apex acute.


Leucas cephalotes Roth Spreng. Anti bacterial activity of Leucas aspera leaf extract against Micrococcus pyogenes and Escheria coli have also been reported Rastogi and Mehrotra Document specific search options Title.

Used as a lrucas herb. However, benefits to ecosystems not specific to humans are best treated under Risk statement what happens when the organism is removed.

Medicinal weeds of Kharif crops in the plains of Chhattisgarh. Articles with ‘species’ microformats All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from March Taxonbars with automatically added basionyms.

Leucas cephalotes regulates both carbohydrate and lipid metabolism and, improves body antioxidant defense leeucas in both types of diabetes. Thanks Sir for this csphalotes, I thought this is a common plant, strange to know that this is not represented on the forum. The genus Leucas includes about Asiatic and African species. The leaves are ovate to lanceolate in shape.

Leucas cephalotes

Leucas cephalotes Roth Spreng. Names of Plants in India site. Bhartiya Krishi Anusandhan Patrika. It is collected for use as a leafy vegetable in rural areas.

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cephalottes Could it be a dried up plant of Leucas Indica? Dronpushpi can be seen easily in rainy season. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Message The user has shared this species from India Biodiversity Portal with you. Major contributors Stars of the month Efloraofindia’s journey General. Laminaceae is an ayurvedic traditional medicinal plant used in India, Nepal and Pakistan to treat several ailments cephakotes diabetes.


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It is also steeped in water which is then used for bathing and for washing livestock. Role of eFI in Sc. I think inflorescence and leaf morphology does not match with Leuca indica.

Plant species composition on two rock outcrops from the northern Western Ghats, Maharashtra, India Desc: Threatened Taxa of Telangana State. Leucas cephalotes Roth Spreng. Overview Overview Diagnostic Diagnostic Keys. The current map showing distribution of cephalptes is only indicative. Compendium of Indian medicinal plants vol.

This species is same as efi thread. Phlomis cephalotes Roth Annual. Leucsa Wealth of the Lower Ganga Delta: Two chemical compounds found in the plant are labellenic acid and beta-Sitosterol.

Login eFloras Home Help. Does not include altitudinal distribution, which is covered under Habitat. FoC – densely hispid many flowered globose verticillaster hispid linear bracts as long as calyx oblique calyx mouth, calyx hispid outside, teeth straight-triangular-spinescent apex This species is not Leucas aspera Willd.

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