Glory Bower

The Scientific name of Glory Bower: Clerodendrum inerme

Name of Glory Bower in different languages:-

English: Indian privet, Wild Jasmine

Hindi: संकुप्पी sankuppi, sangan-kuppi, Vilayati mehendi, Batraj

Tamil: சங்கம் Sangam, Peechangu, அந்ஜலீ Anjali

Malayalam: Cheruchinna-ചെറുചിന്ന, Vishamadary-വിഷമദരി, Nirnochi-നിരൊഞ്ചി, Shangukuppi- ശംഖുകുപ്പി

Sanskrit: कुंडली Kundali

Plant description:

Glory bower is a shrub; that grows up to 2 m tall, many branched, twining slender, and dark green in color. Commonly found on riversides and slopes. Leaves are simple, green, and smooth, arranged opposite, up to 10 cm long, ovate or elliptical, acute to acuminate apex, margins entire. The flowers are white, 3.5 to 5.5 cm long and a narrow tube ending in 5 petals with purple stamens, up to 3 cm long, flowering is from November to January.

Useful plant parts: Leaf, flower, root

Medicinal uses of Glory Bower:

To treat rheumatism, skin rashes, muscle pain, dysentery, venereal diseases, hypertension, fever, cough etc.

In Ayurveda, Glory Bower, known as ‘Clerodendrum infortunatum’ or ‘Arni’ in Sanskrit, has several traditional uses:

  1. Anti-inflammatory: Arni is used to reduce inflammation in conditions like arthritis and joint pain.
  2. Analgesic: It may help alleviate pain and discomfort associated with various ailments.
  3. Respiratory Health: Used in respiratory disorders to relieve congestion and promote easy breathing.
  4. Digestive Aid: Arni can aid digestion and help with issues like indigestion and flatulence.
  5. Wound Healing: Its paste may be applied topically to support wound healing.
  6. Fever Management: Used in some Ayurvedic remedies for its potential to lower fever.
  7. Anti-parasitic: It may have properties beneficial against certain parasites.
  8. Rheumatism: Arni is used to manage symptoms of rheumatism and related conditions.
  9. Skin Conditions: Applied topically in various forms for skin ailments and conditions.
  10. Anti-microbial: It may have properties that help combat certain microbes.

Always consult a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner or healthcare professional before using Glory Bower or any herbal remedy, especially if you have specific health concerns or are taking other medications. They can provide personalized advice and ensure its safe and appropriate use.

Chemical contents:

Essential oils, Antibacterial, Antifungal.

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