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Uses of sadaphal - Mussaenda frondosa Linn.

sadaphal :

sadaphal : Mussaenda frondosa Linn.

General Use:

The whole plant of wild Mussaenda is used for cough, bronchitis, fever, wounds, ulcers, leucoderma, pruritis, jaundice and anti-inflammatory activity. Leaves make excellent herbal shampoo it is used in traditional medicine as anti-diarrhoeal, diuretic, and in lithiasis. It is valued for cough, as a vermifuge for children, in the treatment of headache, and in arsenic poisoning. The herb is also used in malaria and skin diseases and snake bites

Therapeutic Uses:

Flower—diuretic, antiasthmatic, antiperiodic. Leaves and flowers—used in external applications for ulcers. Root—used in the treatment of white leprosy. White petiolate bract—prescribed in jaundice.

Systemic Use:

The juice of the plant is used to treat eye infections

A decoction of the leaves is used to rid the body of intestinal worms.

The root is used as a treatment for leprosy
The juice of the roots, combined with about 10% by volume of cows urine, is used in the treatment of jaundice[272]. The juice is also used to treat blemishes on the tongue.

The juice of the bark is used in the treatment of body ache, diarrhoea and dysentery

The flowers are diuretic. They are used in the treatment of cough[

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