Spider Flower

The Scientific name of Spider Flower: Cleome gynandra

Name of Spider Flower in different languages:-

Sanskrit: Ajagandha

Hindi: akhiya, safed hulhul, parhar, safed bagro

English: Dog Mustard, African spider-flower, Bastard-mustard

Malayalam: ചിലന്തിപൂവ് -Chilanthipoovu, ആടുനാറിവിള Aadunarivela

Plant description of Spider Flower

An annual, erect, branching grows up to plant generally between 25 cm and 60 cm tall. meters, the leaves are green palmately arranged, sparse leaves are each made up of 3 to 5 oval-shaped leaflets, and leaves are edible… The flowers are white to rose pink. Fruits are pods with many seeds contained in them, the seed is brown and 1.5mm in diameter.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Palmate Margin-Entire Venation-pinnate
 Palmate  Margin_Entire  Venation-pinnate

Useful plant parts:

Leaf, root

Chemical content:

Medicinal uses:

To treat, fever, and rheumatism, relieve scorpion stings, bilious disorders, fungal infections, rheumatism and local pain, and earache.

Medicinal properties: Anthelmintic, Febrifuge and Rubefacient.

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