PHLOGACANTHUS THYRSIFLORUS Nees.

Family: Acanthaceae

Bengali/Vernacular Name: Baghatita, Ram Basak, Tamrapuspi Basak.

Description of the Plant:
An evergreen shrub up to 2.4 m high, branchlets quadrangular. Leaves 13-35 cm long, oblanceolate, elliptic-oblong, acute or acuminate, entire. Flowers in terminal elongated, thyrsoid panicles, up to 30 cm long; corolla tubular, curved, orange or brick red villous. Capsule 3.8 cm long, linear-clavate.

Using Information:
Medicinal uses are same as Adhatoda zeylanica (no. 19). Fruit and leaves are taken after burning as a specific for fevers. Leaves are used as an expectorant in cough, bronchitis and asthma (Yusuf et al. 2009).

Chemical Constituents:
Leaves contain β-sitosterol, lupeol and betulin. Other constituents of the plant are similar to those of  Adhatoda zeylanica ( Ghani, 2003).

Distribution:
Occur in the forests of Sylhet.


PHLOGACANTHUS THYRSIFLORUS
PHLOGACANTHUS THYRSIFLORUS Nees.



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