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Woodfordia fruticosa (L.) S. Kurz

Lythraceae.
Local Name:
Dhawi.
Synonym:
Habit and Habitat:
A shrub, cliff loving plant, common in sub-tropical zone.
Taxonomic Features:
Stem with spreading branches. Leaves simple, sessile, ovate-lanceolate, opposite, margin entire. Inflorescence axillary cymes. Flower bracteate, bisexual, orange-red to bright red in clusters of 3-17. Fruit a capsule, elliptic.
Flowering and Fruiting:
March-May.
Harvesting Time:
June- September.
Medicinal Value:
Locally flower powder is used for healing wounds and ulcers. It has astringent properties, used to control heavy menstruation and hemorrhoids.
Part Used:
Flower.
Occurrence:
Common.
Future Perspective:
Collection, Drying, Packing, Herbal Pharmacy.
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