Ammannia baccifera Linn

Family ► Lythraceae.

Habitat ► Marshy areas throughout India, as a weed.

English ► Blistering Ammannia.

Ayurvedic ► Agnipatri.

Ammi visnaga (Linn.) Lam

Folk ► Daadmaari. (Also known as Paashaanabheda.)

Action ► Stomachic, laxative, antirheumatic, febrifuge. Leaves— used externally for ringworm, herpic eruptions and other skin diseases; rubefacient.

Leaves contain lawsone. Plant extract—antibacterial. Extracts of stem, leaf and inflorescence are more effective as compared with the seed and root extract.

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