by; G. Renu, Sanjana Julias Thilakar, D. Narasimhan, Centre for Floristic Research, Department of Botany, Madras Christian College, Tambaram. (0 ratings). Common Name: Spiderwort. Leucas cephalotes. Drawing of the plant. Photograph by: Kirtikar, K.R., Basu, B.D., Indian medicinal plants, Plates, vol. 4: t. Objective: Keeping this background in mind this study was carried out on the leaf of Leucas cephalotes, basically a folklore drug also used in Unani Medicine.

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Laminaceae is an ayurvedic traditional medicinal plant used in India, Nepal and Pakistan to treat several ailments including diabetes. Remember me Forgot password?

A textual diagnostic description of the species that is not necessarily structured. I hope Id is correct.

Leucas cephalotes – Wikipedia

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. It includes published material or suggestions from the author or others. Common species found in India are L. Role of eFI in Sc.

The flowering annual herb Leucas cephalotes is a common weed which also has uses as an edible vegetable and herbal remedy. Medicinal weed flora of brinjal Solanum melongena L.


Leucas cephalotes – Useful Tropical Plants

Thanks Sir for this upload, I thought this is a common plant, strange to know that this is not represented on the forum. Angiosperm diversity in Doaba region of Ce;halotes, India Desc: Minor forest products of India.

They also wash their cattle and other leucsa animals with this water. Pullaiah, Chintala Prabhakar, B. Verticillasters terminal, globose, many flowered, to 5 cm in diam. This species is L. Anti bacterial activity of Leucas aspera leaf extract against Micrococcus pyogenes and Escheria coli have also been reported Rastogi and Mehrotra I think inflorescence and leaf morphology does not match with Leuca indica.

Please check the link http: The seed also yields medicinal oil. Leucas cephalotes Roth Spreng. Do we already have it in our database: The ethanol extract of leaves of Leucas cephalotes was administeredand mg kg -1 bw to diabetes induced IDDM cephalohes NIDDM rats and carbohydrate, lipid, antioxidant, urea and creatinine profiles were assessed. The species is very distinct from other species that it has single terminal compact head-like verticillaster with numerous closely overlapping bracts which concoel most of the calyx, and only one or two flowers may be seen coming out at a time, one or two floral leaves emerging from top of the head.


One of the plant’s most common historical uses has been as a treatment for snakebite. Pics taken in Pench National park Leucas aspera I hope. User specific search options User.

In other projects Wikispecies. Leucas cephalotes Roth Spreng. Details of some important contributors. Medicinal weeds in Kodomillet fields: This species is same as efi thread. Can include ecosystem services. Plant Wealth of the Lower Cephapotes Delta: Uses and Management Uses and Management Uses.

It is cultivated itself for its medicinal uses and is readily available in markets. Although Dronpushpi is a problematic weed for farmers, it is a tasty potherb for many rural cephzlotes and a valuable medicinal herb for herbalists and is cultivated for herbal drugs in some parts of India.

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Stars of the month. Oudhia, P and R. Threatened Taxa of Telangana State. Stewart notes it as a “common hot weather field weed”. The current map showing distribution of species is only indicative. Does not include altitudinal distribution, which is covered cephalootes Habitat.

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