Dhobi Tree

The Scientific name of Dhobi Tree: Mussaenda Frontosa

Name of Dhobi Tree in different languages:-

Hindi: Safed patra

Malayalam: Vellilam-വെള്ളിലം, Vellilathaly-വെള്ളിലത്താളി

Plant description:

Dhobi Tree-Mussaenda Frontosa-is a small shrub, erect, branching, commonly in Western ghats, plane areas, wastelands, and forests, grows up to 2 meters tall, leaves are simple, tapered on both ends, is dark green, and the stem is purple-green, branched. The flowers are deep yellow or orange, tubular, in clusters, just below the flowers there is a white leaf among the green leaves.

Leaf Arrangement


Shape-Elongated Margin-Entire Venation-Pinnate
 longitudinal  Margin_Entire  Venation-pinnate


Useful plant parts:

Young leaves, root.

Medicinal uses:

Used as  herbal shampoo, to treat fever, wounds, cough, jaundice, bronchitis, leucoderma, cough, wounds, ulcers, pruritus, jaundice.

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