Scientific name of Forssk – Coleus zeylanicus

Name of Forssk in different languages:

English: Hribera

Sanskrit: Hruberam, Ambu,  Ambas

Hindi: Hariveera, Valaka

Malayalam: Iruvely – ഇരുവേലി

Plant description:

It is an annual herb growing up to 1 m tall, commonly found in fertile soil, leaves are green and heart-shaped and hairy sized 4 inches long and 2.5 inches wide, stems are violet in color, and it is aromatic.

Useful plant parts:

Whole plant

Medicinal uses:

To treat indigestion, diarrhea, fever, rheumatic arthritis, cough, and cold. Its extract oil is used to repel mosquitoes.

How to prepare medicines:

Leaves boil in water and inhaling the vapor is better for reducing the cough and cold.

Forssk is one of the ingredients in Ayurveda medicines like-

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