Botanical name: Ecbolium ligustrinum Family: Acanthaceae (Acanthus family)
Synonyms: Ecbolium linneanum, Justicia ecbolium, Justicia ligustrina
Green Shrimp Plant is a shrubby plant, with 4-sided flower-spikes at the end of branches. Bracts are oval, entire, mucronate. Leaves are elliptic-oblong, narrowed at both ends, velvety. Flowers are large, greenish blue. Upper lip of the flower is linear, reflexed. Green Shrimp Plant is found in Mumbai and Konkan region.
Medicinal uses: Plant is used in gout and dysuria; decoction of leaves for stricture. Roots are given in jaundice, menorrhagia and rheumatism.
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