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Family: Acanthaceae
Botanical name: Hemigraphis colorata Blume
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
Sanskrit: Vranaropani
English: Red-flame ivy
Hindi:
Malayalam: Murikooti, Muriyan pacha
MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
This plant is also called Red-flame ivy (Hemigraphis colorata Height: 12-25 cm Width: 8-15 cm ) from the fact that it is a quick healer of fresh cuts and wounds. Muri or murivu in Malayalam means a cut or wound and kooduka means to gather and here it refers to wound healing. Thus murikoodi can be translated into a wound-healer.Sometime produce single white small flowers.
The whole plant of Red-flame ivy is used helps in stoping all external bleeding.
Hemigraphis colorata blume
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