Code

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CFN001 

Hindi Name

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Makandi 

English Name

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Coleus  

Botanical_Name

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Coleus forskohlii 

Description 

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This species is a perennial herb with fleshy, fibrous roots that grows wild in the warm subtropical temperate areas in India, Burma and Thailand. It is one of the 150 coleus species, which are commonly cultivated as ornamental plants, because of their colorful foliage. The roots of C. forskohlii, unlike other coleus species, are used for health purposes  

Uses

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The leaves are used in the treatment of stomach ailments, people chew fresh roots to relieve abdominal pains. They are reported to kill intestinal worms. A few drops of roots extract mixed with milk is given to infants as a remedy against abdominal pains and constipation