Botanical Name : WOODFORDIA FRUTICOSA
Family Name : LYTHACEAE
Common Name : FIRE-FLAME BUSH, SHINAJITEA, WOODFORDIA
Part Used : Flowers
Habitat : Throughout India but abundantly found in North India upto 1600 m.
Uses : The flowers are acrid, astringent, styptic, depurative, utreine sadative, constipating, antibacterial, corrective of urinary pigments, febrifuge and alexeteric. They are useful in the conditions of kapha and pitta, leprosy, burning sensation, skindiseases, diarrhoea, dysentery, fever, headache, hemorrhoids, herpes, internal hemorrhage, leukorrhea, liver disorders, menorrhagia, ulcers, wounds. Juice of leaves are used in bilious sickness. They are also valued as a stimulant in pregnancy.
Parts Offered : Flowers