Flame of the woods

The Scientific name of Flame of the Woods: Ixora coccinea

Name of Flame of the Woods in different languages:

English: jungle geranium, jungle flame, Jungle flame Ixora

Sanskrit: Paranti, Patali, Raktala

Hindi: Rangan, Rugmini, Ranjan

Malayalam: Chethi-ചെത്തി, Thechi-തെച്ചി, thetti – തെറ്റി

Plant description:

lame of the woods or Ixora red (Ixora coccinea) is a flowering shrub, that grows up to 1 m. tall, evergreen, blooming throughout the year, many-branched. Leaves are ovate-oblong tapered and the end, bright green, 10 cm long and 4 cm wide. Flowers are deep red, four petals, in clusters at the branch end.

Useful plant parts: Root, flower, whole plant.

Medicinal uses: Used in many of Ayurvedic medicines

Chemical contents:

Oleanolic acid, lupeol, sitosterol, ursolic acid, lecocyanadin, anthocyanins, proanthocyanidins, and glycosides

How to prepare medicines:

Flame of the woods is one of the ingredients in Ayurveda medicines like-

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