Medicinal Plants with Antimicrobial Activity
Scientific Name

Boerhavia Diffusa L.

Sanskrit Name
Punarnava, Svetamula, Shothaghni, Dirghapatre (white flowered) Raktha pushpa, Shilatika, Shothaghni, Kshudravarshabhu, Varsakethu, Kattillaka (red/pink flowered)
English Name
Hog weed, Horse purslane
Kannada Name
Komme
Hindi Name
Lal punarnava, Sant, Gadaipurna
Habitat
Herb all over India. Pantropic..
Used Part
Whole plant, especially root and leaf as a pot herb.
Uses
Sudation, fever, skin disease, head ache, cramps, tissue builder, dropsy, heart disease, disease of head and neck, Musculoskeletal disorder, gout, wholesome pot herb : ascites, dropsy, piles.

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