English: Blue-flowered glory tree, Blue fountain bush
Sanskrit: भार्गी Bhaargi, ब्राह्मणयष्टिका Brahmanayashtika, फञ्जी Phanji
Hindi: भारंगी bharangi
Tamil: சிறுதேக்கு Ciru-thekku
Malayalam: Cheruthekku- ചെറുതേക്ക്
Beetle killer is a shrub, found in forests areas, it is erect and grow to the height of 3 to 8 ft, not much branched with a quadrangular stem, three leaves found at the node, arranged oppositely, coarsely, glabrous, base acute, young parts are usually glabrous. The flowers are numerous and showy in lax pubescent dichotomous cymes, of acute bracts at each branching and flowers are in a fork, with a pyramidal erect panicle about 6 to 10 inches long, bluish in color, glabrous outside, cylindrical and hairy. Flowering is in between the months of Aug-Sept.
Useful plant parts:
Used in the treatment of rheumatism, dyspepsia, cephalic and ophthalmic problems, dropsy, Intermittent fever, bronchial asthma, hiccup, worm infestation, burning sensation, abdominal disorders, head diseases, sprue syndrome, malarial fevers, snake poison breathing is problems like asthma allergy and bronchitis
Mannitol, saponin, oleanolic acid, queretaroic acid and serratagenic acid.
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