The scientific name of Bowstring Hemp: Sansevieria Roxburghians
Name of Bowstring Hemp in different languages:-
English: Indian Bowstring Hemp, mother-in-law’s tongue, jinn’s tongue, snake plant, snake tongue, devil’s tongue
Malayalam: Maral മരൽ, Sarpappola
Plant description of Bowstring Hemp:
Indian Bowstring Hemp, commonly known as “Indian Bowstring Hemp” or “Mauritius Hemp,” is a plant that has several traditional uses in Ayurvedic medicine. Bowstring Hemp is a herbaceous perennial plant. The leaves are pale green with whitish marks, dagger-shaped, erect, fleshy, fibrous, and flat; up to 1.5 meters long and 7 cm wide. The flowers are dull-white, numerous, fragrant, up to 3 cm long. Fruit is globose, about 8 mm in diameter, and seeds are ovoid and white. Rhizomes are ginger-branched and fibrous.
Useful plant parts: Rhizome.
Medicinal uses of Bowstring Hemp: antiseptic, throat infection, cough, and cold.
Ayurvedic applications of Indian Bowstring Hemp:
In Ayurveda, Indian Bowstring Hemp is used for its potential to address respiratory issues. It is believed to have properties that can help clear respiratory passages and alleviate symptoms like coughing.
Extracts from Indian Bowstring Hemp may be used topically on wounds. It is believed to have properties that aid in wound healing and prevent infections.
Rheumatism and Arthritis:
The plant is used in traditional practices to address conditions like rheumatism and arthritis. It is believed to have properties that can help reduce inflammation and alleviate pain in the joints.
Skin Disorders: Indian Bowstring Hemp may be used topically to treat various skin conditions. It is believed to have properties that can soothe skin irritations and promote healing.
In some traditional practices, Indian Bowstring Hemp is used to treat digestive disorders. It is believed to have properties that can improve digestion and relieve gastrointestinal discomfort.
Indian Bowstring Hemp is believed to possess antimicrobial properties. This can be useful in treating infections caused by bacteria, fungi, or other microorganisms.
Fever: In certain traditional practices, Indian Bowstring Hemp is used in the treatment of fever. It is believed to have properties that can help reduce fever and alleviate associated symptoms.
Indian Bowstring Hemp is believed to have anti-inflammatory properties, which can be useful in treating various inflammatory conditions in the body.
It may have analgesic properties and could be used to alleviate pain, whether it’s due to inflammation or other causes.
In some traditional systems of medicine, the Indian Bowstring Hemp is used to address menstrual disorders and alleviate related discomfort.