(Lam.) Bruce.Synonym ► L. gratioloides R. Br. L. racemosa Benth.Family ► Scrophulariaceae.Habitat ► Throughout India in damp places, swamps and rice fields.Folk ► Kuttra; Karpuur (Bengal), Ambuli (Maharashtra); Manganari (Kerala).Action ► Plant—carminative, antiseptic. Leaves—an infusion is given in dyspepsia and dysentery. A liniment prepared from the plant is used in elephantiasis.Related species: L. rugosa (Roth) Merrill, synonym L. roxburghii G. Don, known as Kaalaa Karpuur (throughout India), is used as diuretic, stomachic, digestive tonic. Also used as a hair perfume.
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