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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