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GRAPTOPHYLLUM PICUM

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(L.) Griff.

Synonym ► G. hortense Nees. Justica picta L.

Family ► Acanthaceae.

Habitat ► A native to Polynesia; introduced into Indian gardens.

English ► Caricature Plant.

Folk ► Kaalaa-aduusaa (Maharashtra). Ysjudemaram (Tamil Nadu).

Action ► Leaves—emollient and resolvent; applied to swellings and ulcers. (Used as a substitute for Adhatoda vasica).

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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