Torenia travancorica Gamble

Synonym ► T. asiatica Hook. f. in part, non Linn.

Family ► Scrophulariaceae.

Habitat ► Western Ghats in the Nilgiris, Madurai, Coimbatore and Tirunelveli. (Torenias are ornamental herbs.)

Action ► Used in prescriptions for gonorrhoea.

Torenia polygonoides Benth. (North East India) is used in urinary tract infections, topically for aching joints, sores and ulcers. T. thouarsii Kuntze (coastal areas of Mysore) is used for ulcers.

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