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XYRIS INDICA

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Synonym ► X. robusta Mart.

Family ► Xyridaceae.

Habitat ► West Bengal, Assam and Western Peninsula, generally on sandy soils and salt marshes.

Ayurvedic ► Daadmaari, Dhobi Deeb.

Folk ► Haabiduuba (Bengal), Kochelachi-pullu (Malayalam).

Action ► Plant—used for ringworm, itches and leprosy.

Xyris pauciflora Willd. (marshy areas in Bihar, West Bengal and Tamil Nadu) is prescribed as a sedative for

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