Botanical name : Clerodendrum paniculatum Linn.
Family : Verbenaceae
Rasa : Tikta, Kashaya
Guna : Lakhu, Rooksha
Virya : Seeta
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Red pagoda plant
Malayalam : Krishnakireetam, Hanuman kireetam
Distribution – Growing naturally in shady places, throughout India.
An erect annual or biennial herb grows up to 1.5 meters in height. Leaves simple, opposite, lobed, chordate, hairy and membranous. Flowers bright orange, seen in long terminal branched spikes. Fruits small berries.
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, pitta, inflammation, ulcers, wounds and skin diseases.
Useful part : Whole plant