Sanskrit: Shaileyam, Shilapushpa, Shilapushp
Hindi: Chadeela, Pathar ka phool
English: Stone flower, Litho lichen
Malayalam: Kalpoov കല്പൂവ് Kalppayal കൽപ്പായൽ, Cheleyam
Tamil: Kal malar-கல் மலர்
Useful plant parts: whole plant
It is belong to algae family, it has a dark lower side with rootlets that connect the lichen to its substrate, the upper side found in several colors – grey, yellow, brown and have reproductive organs on it. These may be spore-producing bodies, both vegetative structures. In between these two layers is the medulla which contains the algal component of the lichen.
Medicinal uses: To treat vitiated Kapha, Pitta, wounds, skin diseases, diarrhea, dysentery, renal calculi, cough, fever infections, and inflammation.
Chemical contents: lecanoric acid, Atranorin (Alkaloid)
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