Latin Name

Barleria prionitis

English Name

Porcupine flower

Sanskrit Name


Part Used

The whole plant

Effect on Dosha

Pacifies Kapha and Vata

Properties and Uses

External application with leaves is used in skin diseases, inflammations, and abscess. Oil medicated with leaves is used in chronic ulcers and graying of hair for external application. It has mucolytic action and hence used in chronic sinusitis and other respiratory disorders. It has nourishing effect on nervous system therefore used in neuromuscular disorders.

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