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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