Scientific name: Eranthemum pulchellum Andrews

Family: Acanthaceae

Synonym: Eranthemum bicolor Schrank, Justicia nervosa Vahl

Bengali/Vernacular name: Shukh murali.

English name: Blue sage.

Description of the plant: A much branched, spreading shrub. Leaves elliptic or ovate-elliptic, basally attenuate, prominently nerved, glabrous or more or less hairy on nerves beneath. Flowers blue, in terminal spikes.

Eranthemum pulchellum

Plant parts used: Leaf.

Ethnomedicinal uses: A paste is made with the leaves of the plant is applied on the boils to treat it.

Decoction prepared from leaves of the plant is used for aphthae.

Paste prepared from the leaves of the plant is used for wounds and ulcers.

Distribution: It is founded as a garden plant.

Is this plant misidentified? If yes, please tell us….



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