Neeramulliya (නීරමුල්ලිය ), Katu ikiriya (කටු ඉකිරිය), Ikiriya (ඉකිරිය)

Neeramulliya, Katu ikiriya, Ikiriya Neeramulliya, Katu ikiriya, Ikiriya Neeramulliya, Katu ikiriya, Ikiriya

Perennial herb of moist or wet places. Stem erect, to 1.25 m high, armed with axillary spines to 2-4 cm long. Leaves in whorls of 6, elliptic lanceolate, 4-14.5 x 1-1.2 cm, acute at apex, entire at margins, hispid above. Flowers 6-8 in a whorl, bracts lanceolate, corolla purplish-blue, tube 1.7 cm long, stamens exerted. Capsule oblong-lanceolate, to 1 cm long; seeds orbicular, to 0.75 mm broad. 

Family name ACANTHACEAE
English name Marsh Barbel
Edible parts Leaves and Young stems
Treatment for
  • Dysentery
  • Oedema
  • Kidney stones
  • Hepatic diseases
  • Jaundice
  • Gonorrhoea
  • Anasarca
  • Rheumatism
  • Parts used in Treatment
  • Roots
  • seeds
  • Whole plant
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