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JUSTICIA PROCUMBENS

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Family ► Acanthaceae.

Habitat ► Western Ghats, West Coast from Konkan to Kerala; abundant in the rainy season.

Ayurvedic ► Parpata (substitute).

Action ► The plant contains naphthofuranones, justicidin A, B, C, D, G and H, and diphyllin, which are used for the treatment of osteoporosis. The flowers contain peonidine glucoside. Essential oil— antifungal.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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