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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