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JUSSIAEA SUFFRUTICOSA

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Synonym ► Ludwigia octovalvis (Jacq.) Raven. Oenothera octovalis Jacq.

Family ► Onagraceae.

Habitat ► A native of the New World; found in marshy fields in India.

Ayurvedic ► Jala-lavanga, Bhuu- lavanga, Bana-laung.

Siddha/Tamil ► Nirkkrambu.

Action ► Cooling, diuretic, astringent, mild laxative. Used in catarrhal affections of children; applied externally for burns and scalds. Pulp of the plant, steeped in buttermilk, is used for dysentery. Root—febrifuge.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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