Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Memecylon malabaricum (Kayampoo)



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Common names:

Malayalam :
Kayampoo,
Malanthetti,
Kannjavu,
Kasaavu.

Tamil: 
Malamthetti,
Perungaca.

Kannada: 
Dodda nekkare

Tulu:
 Olle kodi.

Botanic name:
Memecylon malabaricum 

Family :
 Melastomataceae
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Plant description

An evergreen shrub, leaves opposite, ovate- oblong, up to 10x5 cm.
Flowers found in clusters arises from axils, purplish blue in colour.



Flowering &  Fruiting: 

 December - July.

Distribution:

 Endemic ,Found in deciduous and evergreen forests of Western Ghats. 
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Uses:

It is reported that Memecylon malabaricum is highly effective for the treatment of bacterial infections, inflamation,Skin diseases and the methanolic extract of its leaves decreases the raised blood glucose level.
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Memecylon malabaricum

3 comments:

Brihaspathi said...

thx manu.. a useful and btful image

Benny Kurian said...

Excellent description of Kayampoo through its life..

DKM said...

Wonderful fountain of information! Thank you!