The scientific name of Phlomis: Urtica parviflora Roxb.

Name of Phlomis in different languages:-

Sanskrit: Kanjee, Drona, Kutumbakam

Hindi: Gooma

Malayalam: Anathoova, Choriyanam (ആനത്തൂവ,കുപ്പത്തൂവ)

Plant description of Phlomis:

It  is commonly found throughout in Western Ghats, Evergreen Forests,  an annual herb with heart-shaped green stinging leaves and its stem is red in color, stinging hairs causing irritation to the skin as itching. Seeds are in clusters which spread to germinate.It is commonly seen in Western ghat areas and evergreen Forests. This herb is iron rich and useful to make tonics, modern studies found its wound healing efficiency.

Medicinal uses:

Anti-inflammatory or as a proteolytic agent, antihelminthic agent, to treat colitis, to treat indigestion, throat problems.

Useful plant parts:


Medicinal uses:

Used in the treatment of  fever

Chemical content:

cystoliths, histamine, 5-hydroxytryptamine, and acetylcholine.

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