Pavetta indica L.

Pavetta indica L.

Local Name:  Falda.

Synonyms:  kukurchura, bisophal.

Scientific Name: Pavetta indica L.

Family: Rubiaceae

Growth Habit: Shurb.

Taxonomic Hierarchy:  
SpeciesPavetta indica L.
Images of the Plant part:

Plant Description:

Shrubs, variable. Leaves opposite, simple, elliptic-oblong, glossy green. Flowers in cymes white, fragrant. Fruits berries, pea size, succulent, and black. Occasional in Hilly area.

Chemical constituents:

Stems contain a green resin, starch, an organic acid and a bitter glycoside resembling salicin. Root contains glucoside and is rich in D-mannitol. β-Sitosterol, α-amyrin, quercetin, caffeic acid, chlorogenic acid and three epi-ursolic acids have been isolated from the leaves of this plant.

Used Plant part:

Generally bark and leaves are used.

Common use of the plant:

  • Analgesic,
  • Anti-inflammatory,
  • Antipyretic,
  • Diuretic
  • Rheumatic pain.

 Local Use of the study:

  • Rheumatic pain.



Boil whole plant with water. 


Then taken bath by this warm water twice or thrice daily for the treatment of rheumatic pain for 5-6 days.

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