by; G. Renu, Sanjana Julias Thilakar, D. Narasimhan, Centre for Floristic Research, Department of Botany, Madras Christian College, Tambaram. (0 ratings). Common Name: Spiderwort. Leucas cephalotes. Drawing of the plant. Photograph by: Kirtikar, K.R., Basu, B.D., Indian medicinal plants, Plates, vol. 4: t. Objective: Keeping this background in mind this study was carried out on the leaf of Leucas cephalotes, basically a folklore drug also used in Unani Medicine.

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Bhartiya Krishi Anusandhan Patrika. Species specific search options Taxon Fephalotes. According to Ayurvedathe plant is mild stimulant and diaphoretic and used in fevers and coughs. Oxford and IBH Publ. User specific search options User. Traditional knowledge about medicinal weeds in Chhattisgarh.

It is collected for use as a leafy vegetable in rural areas. I hope Id is correct.

Nutlets narrow oblong, bluntly trigonous, c. Quotation from this document should cite and acknowledge the contributor. Plant species composition on two rock outcrops from the northern Western Ghats, Maharashtra, India Desc: Remember me Forgot password? Leucas cephalotes Roth Spreng. Dronpushpi can be seen easily in rainy season.

Names of Plants in India site. Observation specific search options Observed during. Leucas cephalotes regulates both carbohydrate and lipid metabolism and, improves body antioxidant defense vephalotes in both types of diabetes.


The spreading and retrorse stem hairs, the numerous imbricate bracts and the few large verticillasters are characteristic features. Anti bacterial activity of Leucas aspera leaf extract against Micrococcus pyogenes and Escheria coli have also been reported Rastogi and Mehrotra One of the plant’s most common historical uses has been as a treatment for cpehalotes. Occurrence Occurrence Occurrence Records. The genus Leucas includes about Asiatic and African species.

General description of the sites where the species is found ecosystem, forest, environment or microhabitat. Used as a culinary herb. In other projects Wikispecies.

Leucas cephalotes – Useful Tropical Plants

It is cultivated itself for its medicinal uses and is readily available in markets. Encyclopedia of Life EOL. However, benefits to ecosystems not specific to humans are best treated under Risk statement what happens when the organism is removed. Threatened Taxa of Telangana State. Best supported on Google Chrome, Firefox 3. Leucas cephalotes Roth Spreng.

Login eFloras Home Help. Retrieved from ” https: After photographing this plant from fields outside Jim corbett and identifying it as Leucas cephalotes Roth Spreng.

Stems erect, unbranched or with few branches, cm, leafy, pubescent with spreading and adpressed retrorse hairs.

Leucas cephalotes

Stewart notes it as a “common hot weather field weed”. In many parts of India, people plant this weed in front of their homes to repel snakes and other venomous animals. Oudhia, P and R. Phlomis cephalotes Roth Annual. Please check the link http: Plant Wealth of the Lower Ganga Delta: FoC – densely hispid many flowered globose verticillaster hispid linear bracts as long as calyx oblique calyx mouth, calyx hispid outside, teeth straight-triangular-spinescent apex This species is not Leucas aspera Willd.


One of the plant’s most common historical uses has been as a treatment for snakebite.

Phlomis cephalotes Roth, Nov. The species is very distinct from other species that it has single terminal compact head-like verticillaster with numerous closely overlapping bracts which concoel most of the calyx, and only one or two flowers may be seen coming out at a time, one or cephalotez floral leaves emerging from top of the head. For more details, pl. Copyright Elsevier Ireland Ltd.

Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kashmir, Assam, Deccan. All the three doses of extract decreased plasma glucose and lipid profiles and, improved the antioxidant status of both types of diabetic rats.