Elytraria crenata Vahl

Synonym ► E. acaulis Lindau. Tubiflora acaulis Kuntze.

Family ► Acanthaceae.

Habitat ► The Deccan Peninsula, extending northwards to eastern Himalayas.

Folk ► Patharchattaa, Dasmori. (Also known as Shat-muuli.)

Action ► Leaves—decoction prescribed in fever, also in venereal diseases. Root—used in mammary tumours and abscesseses, pneumonia and infantile diarrhoea. Plant

Embelia robusta C. B. Clarke, non-Roxb.

infusion is used as a cough remedy for infants.

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