English: Red flame ivy,
Botanical name: Hemigraphis colorata Blume.
Murikooti is a Perennial, Ornamental plant cultivated for its dark purple foliage.
Leaves are opposite, ovate, 4.5 to 8 centimetres wide, rounded and heart shaped base with toothed margins.
Flowers are white, found in terminal spikes up to 7 centimeters long. Corolla is tubular, cylindrical below, Swollen above, 10 to 15 millimetres long and 5 lobed.
Paste of leaves applied to fresh wounds to stop bleeding and promote healing.
Recent studies show that the plants extracts have enhanced antibacterial, antidiabetic and anti-inflammatory properties.