Thespesia lampas

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Thespesia lampas
Thespesia lampas.jpg
Flowers of Thespesia lampas
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Malvaceae
Subfamily: Malvoideae
Tribe: Gossypieae
Genus: Thespesia
Species: T. lampas
Binomial name
Thespesia lampas
(Cav.) Dalzell & A. Gibson

Thespesia lampas is a herb growing 2–3 meters. Its roots and fruits are traditionally used to treat gonorrhea and syphilis.[1] The paste made from its roots is used by the Korku tribe of Maharashtra and Nepal to cure jaundice.[2]

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