Barleria cristata

Botanical Name Barleria cristata
Common Name Badradantip
Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Scrophulariales
Family: Acanthaceae
Genus: Barleria
Species: cristata
Part used Leaves
Medicinal Properties anti-inflammatory activity
Medicinal Use Tonic, diuretic and blood purifier, gingivitis, stomatitis, burns, dental caries, edema, wounds, nocturnal ejaculation and cracking heel.
ChemistryFlowers: Apigenin, naringenin and apigenin glucuronide.
Cultivation It is easily propagated from cuttings planted directly in the ground. It requires little sun light to proper flowerings and bushy growth.
Regional HabitatGrowing throughout rajasthan, as garden plant. It grows in dry habitats
DescriptionIt is a shrub grows up to 1.5 meters in height. Leaves are simple, shiny, ovate-lanceolate and opposite. Bright violet red colored, funnel-shaped, solitary and axillary flowers. Fruits are ovate, they become glabrous and glossy at maturity. Thorns arise near to leaf axils.