Scientific name of Bicolor Persian Violet: Exacum bicolor/Exacum tetragonum

Name of the plant different languages:-

English: Bicolor Persian Violet

Sanskrit: Akshipushpi

Hindi: Avachiretta, Bara-charayatah,

Malayalam: Kannanthaly-കണ്ണാന്തളി

Tamil: Cheti-செடீ

Useful plant parts:

Whole plant

Plant description:

Bicolor Persian Violet is an annual herb, found in the Deccan plateau and western ghats areas in grassland altitude of up to 1350 meters, it grows to up to 1 m high. The stem is quadrangular, oppositely and stalk less, the leaves are narrow, elliptic to lance-shaped with an acute apex and rounded at the base. Flowers are very attractive in violet-white yellow combination, born in axillary apex in clusters, The sepals four, long, ovate are joined together, the tube is long, petals up to 2 cm long, broadly ovate, and acute apex. Flowering is from September to December.

Medicinal uses:

To treat eye diseases, skin problems, stomach pain, urinary problems and diabetics.

How to prepare medicines:

Juice of plant can pour into eyes to cure eye illness

It is one of the ingredients in the Ayurveda medicines like:-

Ingredient in Ayurveda Kashayam

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