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Does anybody know what are the medicinal uses or any other ethnobotanical uses of Commelina benghalensis?
If you know websites containing any information about Commelina benghalensis please link to them.
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Here is some basic information about Commelina benghalensis and a list of ethnobotanical uses which includes medicinal uses and other uses of Commelina benghalensis.

 

Commelina benghalensis basic info
Scientific Name: Commelina benghalensis L..
Family: Commelinaceae.
Genus: Commelina.
Common names in English: dayflower, hairy wandering-Jew, Indian dayflower, wandering-Jew.
Description: Commelina benghalensis, commonly known as the Benghal dayflower, tropical spiderwort, or wandering Jew, kanshira in Bengali, is a perennial herb native to tropical Asia and Africa. In China it is used as a medicinal herb that is said to have diuretic, febrifugal and anti-inflammatory effects, while in Pakistan it is used to cure swellings of the skin, leprosy and as a laxative. - for more info about Commelina benghalensis See link

 

Ethnobotanical and folk medicinal uses of Commelina benghalensis
*The information in this list is based on the ethnobotanical data in Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases.
Dr. Duke does not recommend using this information for self diagnosis or self medication. - See link

 

Commelina benghalensis in other websites
Commelina benghalensis common names, economics importance, distributional range and more in the USDA GRIN website - See link.
Search PubMed (US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health) for academic researches with the search term Commelina benghalensis - See link.
See if there is something in Youtube on the term Commelina benghalensis - See link.

 

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