Phlogocanthus thyrsiformis (Hard) Mabb.

Family : Acanthaceae

Local name : Ram-bahak (As)

Ashrub; stem quadrangular; leaves oblanceolate-oblong to elliptic, glabrous, glossy; flowers brick-red, in whorls forming spikes.

Distribution :    Common throughout the state, often grown.

Uses :  Leaves used in asthma and dysentery; leaves and flowers used as vermifuge.


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A Database of Medicinal Plants of Assam