Hindi: Safed patra
Malayalam: Vellilam-വെള്ളിലം, Vellilathaly-വെള്ളിലത്താളി
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.
Useful plant parts:
Young leaves, root.
It’s important to note that while Mussaenda Frontosa has been used traditionally for these purposes, scientific research on its medicinal properties is limited. Therefore, it’s recommended to consult a healthcare professional or a qualified herbalist before using it for any specific medical condition. They can provide guidance on dosage, preparation, and potential interactions with other medications or treatments.
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