English: Dainty Spurs
Sanskrit: यूथिकापर्णी yuthikaparni
Hindi: कबुतर का फुल kabutar ka phul, Jupani
Malayalam: Nagamulla നാഗമുല്ല, Ottakkal mudanthi-ഒറ്റക്കാൽമുടന്തി
Snake jasmine -Rhinacanthus nasutus is a small erect, branched, slender, shrub, grow up to 1.5 m tall, endemic to India, leaves are simple, arranged oppositely, tapered at both end, up to 10 cm long and 4 cm wide, oblong. Flowers are small, and white, four petals, found in clusters at the branch end. The fruits are the capsules with club-shaped and usually contains four seeds.
Useful plant parts: Root, leaf
Medically it is used in the treatments of herpes, hepatitis, eczema, diabetes, hypertension, pulmonary tuberculosis, Ringworm, Snakebite, Alzheimer’s disease, etc. and also to reduce itching due to allergy.
Beta sitoserol, phenols, lupeol, rhinacanthus A& B, saponins, and tannins.
Anti-fungal, antibacterial, anti-viral,, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, antidote, and anti-proliferative.
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