Woodfordia Fruticosa, Fire-flame Bush, Shinajitea, Woodfordia
Woodfordia Fruticosa

WOODFORDIA FRUTICOSA

Botanical Name
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Common Name(s)
Woodfordia Fruticosa
Lythaceae
Flowers
Throughout india but abundantly found in north india upto 1600 m.
Flowers
Fire-flame Bush, Shinajitea, Woodfordia

Uses:

The flowers are acrid, astringent, styptic, depurative, utreine sadative, constipating, antibacterial, corrective of urinary pigments, febrifuge and alexeteric. They are useful in the conditions of kapha and pitta, leprosy, burning sensation, skindiseases, diarrhoea, dysentery, fever, headache, hemorrhoids, herpes, internal hemorrhage, leukorrhea, liver disorders, menorrhagia, ulcers, wounds. Juice of leaves are used in bilious sickness. They are also valued as a stimulant in pregnancy. Dried flower powder is used in ulcers and wounds to reduce the discharge and promote granulation.The juice of its fresh flowers applied on the forehead, reduces the headache.