Habitat Peninsular India from
Maharashtra southwards up to an altitude of 1,200 m. An ornamental hedge plant in gardens.
Ayurvedic Sahachara (purple, blue, rose or white-flowered var.)



Folk Jhinti.

82 Barleria cristata Linn.

Action Roots and leaves are used
B)in cough, bronchitis, inflammations
______ (applied to swellings).
Barleria cristata Linn.
Habitat Subtropical Himalaya, Sikkim, Khasi Hills, Central and
Southern India at 1,350 m.
Ayurvedic Sahachara, ShvetaRakta-pushpa Saireyaka (white-
and red-flowered var.).
Siddha/Tamil Ottamulli.
Folk Katsaraiyaa. Raktajhinti.
Action Extract of the plant— sasmogenic and hypoglycaemic. Root extract—given in anaemia. The leaves are chewed in toothache. Roots and leaves are applied to swellings. An infusion is given in cough.
The roots contain anthraquinones; flowers gave apigenin, naringenin, quercetin and malvindin.
Barleria prionitis Linn.
Habitat Throughout the hotter parts of India. Also, commonly
grown as a hedge plant in gardens.
English Common Yellow Nail Dye Plant.
Ayurvedic Sahachara, Baana,
Kurantaka, Kuranta, Koranda,
Korandaka, Shairiya, Pita-saireyaka

(yellow-flowered var.). Also equated with Vajradanti.

Unani Piyaabaansaa.

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