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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