False Button weed

The scientific name of False Button weed: Spermococe hispida

Name of False Button weed in different languages:-

Sanskrit: Vasuka, Thilapushpi

Malayalam: Tharthaval താർതാവൽ Nathachoori നത്തച്ചൂരി, Kudalchurukki – കുടല്ച്ചുരുക്കി

Plant description:

False Button weed (Spermococe Hispida) is herbs, erect, grows to 30cm to 50 cm long, commonly in the wasteland, plane areas, and roadsides, leaves are simple, oblong, elliptic, acute at the end, size 1 to 2cm long and 0.8 to 1.5 cm broad. The stem is dark bluish, hispid. Flowers are small, white, and clustered in leaf axils, flowering and fruiting from May to August.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Oblong Margin-Entire Venation-Arcuated
 Margin_Entire  Arcuated

Useful plant parts:

Whole plant

Medicinal uses:

False Buttonweed is a low-growing herbaceous plant known for its small, button-like white flowers. While it’s primarily considered a weed, it has been used in some traditional herbal practices:

1. Diuretic Properties: In certain traditional systems, False Buttonweed has been utilized for its potential diuretic properties, which may aid in promoting urination.

2. Anti-inflammatory: It is believed to have anti-inflammatory properties and has been used to address minor inflammatory conditions in some cultures.

3. Digestive Support: Some traditional practices suggest that preparations from False Buttonweed may be used to support digestive health, though scientific evidence is limited.

4. Wound Healing: In certain regions, extracts from this plant have been applied topically for their potential wound-healing properties.

5. Antimicrobial: It is thought to have natural antimicrobial properties, though more research is needed to confirm this.

Please note that while False Buttonweed has a history of traditional use, there is limited scientific research on its efficacy and safety for medicinal purposes. Always consult a healthcare professional or herbalist before using any plant or herb for therapeutic purposes.

How to prepare medicines:

One of the ingredients in MurivennaThailam

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