• June 20, 2019

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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The extract administration improved hepatic glycogen content and hexokinase activity, decreased glucosephosphatase activity, blood urea, creatinine contents and decreased lipid peroxidation in diabetic rats.

Nutlets narrow oblong, bluntly trigonous, c.

Related observations Show all. 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 snakebite.

Technology Biodiversity in India. Does not include altitudinal distribution, which is covered under Habitat.

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Leaves narrow oblong-elliptic, cuneate, subentire to slightly crenate, up to 8 x 2 cm, with long and short eglandular hairs denser below; petiole on lower leaves sub-absent to c. Plant species composition on two rock outcrops from the northern Western Ghats, Maharashtra, India Desc: Verticillasters terminal, globose, many flowered, to 5 cm in diam. It is also steeped cephslotes water which is then used for bathing and for washing livestock.


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

Dronpushpi is valuable homoeopathic drug and as such is used for the treatment of chronic malaria and asthama Ghosh Ccephalotes and Management Uses and Management Uses.

It is cultivated itself for its medicinal uses and is readily available in markets. Stems erect, unbranched or with cephaltoes branches, cm, leafy, pubescent with spreading and adpressed retrorse hairs. Role of eFI in Sc. In other projects Wikispecies. Leaf blade ovate to lanceolate, cm, membranous, pubescent, base cuneate, margin crenate-serrate, apex acute.

Link should have ref. This species is same as efi thread.

Leucas cephalotes – Wikipedia

It is collected for use as a leafy vegetable in rural areas. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. FoC – densely hispid many flowered globose cephalohes 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.


Traditional knowledge about medicinal weeds in Chhattisgarh.

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Related Links opens in a new window. Leucas cephalotes Roth Spreng. As well, the plant contains oleanolic acid7-oxositosterol, 7-oxostigmasterol, 7alpha-hydroxy stigmasterol, stigmasterol5-hydroxy-7,4′-dimethoxy flavone, pillion, gonzalitosin I, tricin, cosmosin, apigeninO-beta-D- 6-O-p-coumaryl glucopyranoside, anisofolin A and luteolin.

General description of the sites where the species is found ecosystem, forest, environment or microhabitat. It is collected for use as a leafy vegetable in rural areas. Details of some important contributors. Could it be a dried up plant of Leucas Indica? Beta sitosterol have been isolated from the plant of Leucas cephalotes.

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Best supported on Google Chrome, Firefox 3. Search in all groups Search within this group. Stewart notes it as a “common hot weather field weed”. It is a common plant across Asia from China to the Indian subcontinent. The genus Leucas includes about Asiatic and African species.