Nymphoides macrospermum

Vasudevan.

Family ► Nymphaeaceae.

Habitat ► A native to Southeast Asia; found in ponds and ditches throughout India.

English ► Indian Blue Water-lily.

Ayurvedic ► Nilotpala (blue or voilet-flowered var.).

Siddha/Tamil ► Neelothpalam.

Family ► Menyanthaceae.

Habitat ► South India.

Folk ► Granthik Tagar.

Action ► Sedative, antispasmodic. Used in neurological disorders and colic.

Stalks and leaves—pounded with oil and applied to ulcers.

See Limnanthemum cristatum Griseb.

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