Reference Work Entry

Indian Medicinal Plants

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Limnanthemum indicum (L.) Griseb.

Synonym

Menyanthes indica Linn. Nymphoides indicum (L.) O. Kuntze.

Family

Menyanthaceae.

Habitat

Throughout India, in tanks and back waters.

Folk

Barachuli, Chinnambal (Kerala).

Action

Plant—bitter, febrifuge, antiscorbutic. Used as a substitute for Swertia Chirata in fever and jaundice.

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