Clerodendrum phlomidis is a species of flowering plant in the Lamiaceae family. The plant has been used in Ayurvedic medicine, and some Ayurvedic sources refer to it by the synonym Clerodendrum multiflorum.
- Sanskrit name: Agnimantha, Jaya, Sriparni, Ganikarika, Jayanthi, Tarkari, Nadeyi, Vai jayanthi
- Hindi name: Urni, Arna, Aarni
This herb belongs to Verbenaceae/Lamiaceae family. Leaves are ovate, opposite, deltoid, hairy from below and wavy. The flowers are in small rounded terminal panicle. The flowers bloom in August to February.
Flowers are white or pinkish and are very fragrant.
According to Indian ancient system of medicine Ayurveda, Dash Mool a very powerful combination of ten different roots to improve body vigor and maintain good health contains Clerodendrum phlomidis (Arni) Root. The pulp obtained from the crushing of the leaves is applied externally on swelling.
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