English: Chickweed, Goatweed
Malayalam: വേനപ്പച്ച-Venappacha, നായ്ത്തുളസി, നീലപ്പീലി.
Chickweed or Goat weed is a fast-growing, which grows to up to a height of over 2 ft, cool-season annual herb often grown in full sun to partial shade in fertile land, moist but well-drained soil. The plant grows to 0.3–1 m high, with oval or about triangular shaped leaves 2–7 cm long; flowers are white sometimes it seen in pink or purple in colour. In folk medicine, leaf juice is used as a wound healer.
Useful plant parts:
To cure wounds, Kidney stone.
How to prepare medicines:
To cure wounds – leaf juice applied on fresh cuts or wounds, Ingredient in Vathathaila
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