Red bush Plant

The Scientific name of Redbush plant: Persicaria chinensis

Name of Redbush plant in different languages:-

English: Chinese knotweed

Hindi: जंगली पालक jungali palak

Malayalam: Thiruthanni-തിരുതാന്നി, piripu- പിരിപ്പ്, Karalakam- കരളകം

Plant description:

Red bush or Chinese Knotweed is a perennial herb, commonly in Evergreen, semi-evergreen, and moist deciduous forests, growing up to 1 m tall, stem reddish, glabrous, the leaves are arranged alternately, ovate-oblong, length 5 to 10 cm long and 3 cm wide, midrib violet-red colored, on the upper side of the there is a reddish-brown arrow shaped spot. Flowers are small, white, arranged as capitated, inflorescence found in axillaries. Fruits are small, white berries, globose, transparent, in maturity, they turn black, fruits edible, sour tasting. Flowering is from September to December.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Ovate Margin-Entire Venation-pinnate
 Margin_Entire  Venation-pinnate

Useful plant parts:

The whole plant

Medicinal uses:

To treat skin disease, shoot decoction is used to increase the general health of pregnant ladies, Stomach aches, depurative, eczema, and eye disease, Juice of the stem is poured to cure eye disease, and heal Wounds.

Chemical contents:

Flavonoids, chalcones, sesquiterpenoids, lignans, coumarins, anthraquinones, napthoquinones.

Medicinal properties:

Anti-microbial, diuretic, anti-inflammatory and antipyretic agents

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