Willow Water Croton

The Scientific name of Willow Leaved Water Croton: Homonoia riparia

Name of Willow Leaved Water Croton in different languages:-

Sanskrit: Kshudrapashanabheda

Hindi: Sherni

Tamil: Kattalari-காட்டலரி

Malayalam: Aattuvanchi-ആറ്റുവഞ്ചി, Neervanchi/Puzhavanchi

Plant Description:

Willow Leaved Water Croton is an evergreen shrub commonly found in the banks of rivers at medium altitudes, it reaches a height of 5 m tall. Flowers and seeds are aromatic. The leaves are shining green, the lower surface is brown in color and hairy, lance-shaped, and 12 to 20 cm long, and 1.5 to 2 cm wide. Flowers are reddish in color, capsules have 8 mm diameter, and it is hairy.

Leaf Arrangement


Shape-parallel Margin-Entire Venation-pinnate
 Margin_Entire  Venation-pinnate

Useful plant parts:

Flower, Seeds.

Medicinal uses:

To treat urinary problems and digestive problems, the decoction of leaves is used in the treatment of itching. The root decoction is used as a laxative and diuretic, and it is used in piles, and bladder stones, treats gonorrhea and syphilis, and is also useful in excess thirst.

One of  Panchavalkam Group

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