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Family: Agavaceae (Agave family)
Genus: Pleomele terniflora
Botanical name: Dracaena terniflora
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
Sanskrit:
Hindi:
English: Dwarf Dracaena, Wild dracaena
Malayalam: Manjakkanda
MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Dwarf Dracaena is a subshrub, less than 1 m tall. Stems are somewhat sprawling, simple or few branched, internodes often longer than wide. Leaves are spaced along distal part of stem, distinctly stalked. Stalks are 3-6 cm, distinctly widened at base to form a persistent sheath normally concealing internode. Leaves are elliptic-lanceshaped or elliptic, 20-30 × 6-8 cm. Inflorescence are terminal, simple, about 15 cm. Flowers are solitary or in clusters of 2 or 3. Flowers are white, 1.8-2.2 cm. Berry is globose, 1-1.3 cm in diameter, 1-3-seeded.
The leaf of extract used for piles treatment. The root is used to treat fever.
Dwarf Dracaena
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