English: Jungle geranium, Flame of Wood, Sacred Ixora
Sanskrit: Parasik, Yavani, Paranti, Patali, Raktala
Hindi: Rugmini रुग्मिनी, Rangan, Ranjan
Malayalam: Chethi-ചെത്തി, Tetti- തെറ്റി, Techi-തെച്ചി, Kattutechi.
It is a medium evergreen shrub, that grows to a height of 1 meter, is dense, multi-branched, and commonly grows up to 2 m. height. The leaves are glossy, leathery, oblong, about 10 cm long, margin entire, and opposite pairs or whorled on the stems. Flowers are fire red in color, tubular, scarlet, dense rounded, and flowering seen throughout the year.
Useful plant parts:
Root, the Leaves, and Flowers
It is used to treat flatulence, diarrhea, skin diseases, colic, ulcers, wounds, indigestion, as an antiseptic
Peol, ursolic acid, oleanolic acid, lecocyanadin, anthocyanins, proanthocyanidins, kaempferol, quercetin, sitosterol, rutin.
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