Tapeworm Plant

The scientific name of Tapeworm Plant: Homalocladium platycladum

Name of Tapeworm Plant in different languages:-

English: Centipede Plant, Ribbon Bush

Tamil Nadavira chedi

Malayalam: Panamadaki, Pazutarachadi

Plant description:

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

Chemical content:

Medicinal properties: astringent, anti-haemorrhoidal and anti-rheumatic

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