English: Centipede Plant, Ribbon Bush
Tamil Nadavira chedi
Malayalam: Panamadaki, Pazutarachadi
It is a perennial shrub or semi-herbaceous plant, an upright, leafless plant, that grows up to 1-1.5 meters tall. The leaves are apparent like segments resembling a tapeworm, which is actually flattened shoots capable of photosynthetic. The flowers are stalkless, small, green colored, and paler base, up to 15 mm long, found in a dense inflorescence. Fruits are berry-like, small, and red in color.
Useful plant parts: Whole plant, Juice
Medicinal uses: To treat insect bite
Medicinal properties: astringent, anti-haemorrhoidal and anti-rheumatic
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