Order: Lamiales - Family: Acanthaceae - Genus: Ruellia - Species: R. tuberosa
Scientific studies have been done examining its antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory properties.
It has also been used in Ayurvedic medicine as a diuretic, anti-diabetic, antipyretic, antihypertensive, gastroprotective and to treat gonorreah.
It is also used as a natural dye
Ayurvedic medicine: Traditional medicine of the Indian sub continent
Anti-inflammatory: anything that prevents or reduces inflammations
Diuretic: a diuretic is anything that promotes the production of urine
Anti-diabetic: anything that works against diabetes either to reduce the effects
Anti-pyretic: are drugs or herbs that reduce fever. The etymology of the word is Greek anti (against) and pyreticus (pertaining to fever).
Gastroprotective: anything that protects the gastrointestinal tract
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