"International Journal of Herbal Medicine"

Volume 1, Issue 3


Review on pharmacological activity of Hemigraphis colorata (Blume) H. G. Hallier


Author(s): M. Devi Priya 1
1. Department of Botany, St. Thomas College, Ranni, Pazhavangadi PO, Pathanamthitta- 689 673, Kerala, India.

Abstract: Hemigraphis colorata (syn: Hemigraphis alternata) is a tropical perennial herb chiefly grown as an ornamental indoor and outdoor plant, because of its attractive and vivid foliage. In folk medicine, the leaves are ground into a paste and applied on fresh cut wounds to promote wound healing and used to treat anaemia. Traditional knowledge regarding the usage of this plant differs but the scientific study available to support this knowledge is much limited. This literature review was intended to recapitulate all the accessible information on H. colorata in a succinct form so that researchers, who are interested, get all about the medicinal potency of this plant at a glance.

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