Trailing indigo

The scientific name of Trailing indigo: Indigofera Enneaphylla

Name  of Trailing indigo in different languages:-

English: Birdsville Indigo

Hindi:Latahai,लील Leel,Bekario

Malayalam: Cherupulladi ചെറുപുള്ളടി, Chempulladi, Cherru-pullady,

Sanskrit: Vasuka.

Tamil: Seppu nerinji,Sheppunerunji

Plant description:

Trailing indigo or Birdsville Indigo (Indigofera linnaei) is a small prostrate herb, found in Western ghats, commonly in plains, dry Localities, grounds, and grasslands, and grows up to 20cm long. It is trailing, branched. Leaves are small, and imparipinnate; Flowers are 3 to 4.5 mm long. Flowers are pink, and flowering is from September to December, fruits are in an ellipsoid pod containing 2 seeds.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-opposite Margin-Entire Venation-pinnate

Useful plant parts :

Whole plant

Medicinal uses: Wound healer, antiscorbutic, diuretic, alterative, antidiarrhoeal, analgesic.

Chemical contents: indigoferin, enneaphyllin, palmitic and oleic acid

How to prepare medicines:

The plant decoction is applied to cure burns and it is also useful in the treatment of epilepsy and insanity.


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