Tumbe, Tumba, Thumbai/Bimb/Kanturi/Chotta halkusha/Kova, Koval. Sanskrit names include: Dronapushpi, Chitrapatrika, Phalepushpa, Karabhapriya, Drona
This plant fits in with Lamiaceae family, it’s Latin name is Leucas aspera. It is a little erect, greatly stretched yearly herb grows up to 60 cm in stature, blossoms white, in thick axillary whorls. Organic products nut lets, cocoa and smooth. Develops in open, dry sandy soil, bounteous in waste terrains. The plant is appropriated starting from the himalayas toward the south and develops all through India and is found in the fields of Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Java and Philippines.
The plant is known by different names in distinctive parts of India. In Sanskrit it is known as Dronapushpi, Chitra patrika, phalepushpa, karabhapriya, and Drona. It is called halkusha in Bengali, Guldora in Punjabi, kulnnphul in Gujarati, Goma madhupati in Hindi, Kubo in Sindhi, Bhutamari in Oriya, Bahuphul in Marathi, Thumbai in Tamil, Thumbe in Kannada, Thummi in Telugu and Thumba in Malayalam.
· Decoction of leaves and bark is utilized to rush period and after labor. Utilized for fever, cool and scabies. Wounded leaves utilized for nibbles of snakes and toxic creepy crawlies. Juice of leaves utilized for psoriasis and different issue; leaves utilized as a part of stiffness.
· In India it is utilized as a part of conventional medication for hack, frosty and agonizing swellings and skin ejections, as an antipyretic. Plant mollifies vitiated kapha, pitta, irritation, skin maladies, worms infestation and joint pain. The plant is accounted for to have wound – recuperating properties. Utilized as a solution for eye grumbling. Plant has bug – appalling properties.
· Flowers are esteemed as stimulant, expectorant, aperient (tending gently to fortify the inside, diuretic), diaphoretic (the ability to bring about expanded sweat), bug spray and emmenagogue (a specialists that invigorates the menstrual stream).
· Samoolam ( entire – plant ) of the plant is pulverized and bubbled in water and the steam utilized for inward breath as a part of medications for nasal clog, hack, cool, fever, cerebral pain, and so on; bloom juice for sinusitis, Flower oil is utilized for migraine and sinusitis; juice or decoction of blossoms and leaves utilized for intestinal worms as a part of youngsters; leaves are rubbed over scorpion nibbles.
The unrefined methanol concentrate of leaves show cancer prevention agent properties of a novel flavonoid – leucasin which could be the premise for its asserted wellbeing – advancing potential. Studies have yielded L C aliphatic mixes (aliphatic mixes are inverse to sweet-smelling mixes) and a phenolic exacerbate, a fluid alkaloid and nicotine from the ethereal parts. Leaves contain an unpredictable oil .
Medicinally demonstrated to have different pharmacological exercises like antifungal, cell reinforcement, antimicrobial, antinociceptive (diminishing affectability to excruciating boosts – pain relieving) and cytotoxic action. Further studies uncover the vicinity of different phytochemical constituents (for the most part triterpeniods, oleanolic corrosive, ursolic corrosive and b – sitosterol), nicotine, sterols, glucoside, diterpenes, phenolic mixes.
These studies uncover that Lucas aspera is a wellspring of medicinally dynamic mixes and have different pharmacological impacts, subsequently, these medications energize discovering its new restorative employments.
The fragrant herb is utilized as a part of cooking by specific groups, as every one of the parts of the plant are utilized as a part of prescription. This plant is a decent Expectorant, Stimulant, Laxative, Anthelmintic. As it was specified Chotta halkusha is acclaimed in conventional, folkloric and Siddha and Ayurvedic drugs. It cured aggravation, skin maladies, worm infestation, joint pain, hack, amenorrhea, irregular fever, headache, and ulcer.
The samoolam of this plant is pounded and overflowed with water; the steam is utilized for inward breath as a part of conditions like nasal clog, hack, cool, fever, migraine and so forth.
For obviousness because of the harmfulness of snake nibble, the juice of leaves is utilized as nasal drops. Likewise the leaves are given inside for best results.
For sinusitis, the bloom juice is utilized for nasiyam.
For constant cerebral pain, juice of bloom is utilized for nasiyam.
Additionally the juice of the blossoms, is connected on the smolders, bubbles, singes will sooth the injury and recuperate soon.
For muppini, the blossoms are absorbed bosom milk and afterward connected over eyes.
The oil arranged by utilizing the blossoms are compelling as a part of cerebral pain, sinusitis and so on.
For intestinal worms in kids, the juice of blooms and leaves are given inside or a decoction is readied of it.
For scorpion chomp, the steady rubbing of leaves over affected region can give alleviation.
Ayurvedic properties: Plant placates vitiated kapha