Commicarpus plumbagineus

Commicarpus plumbagineus (Cav.) Standl.

Nyctaginaceae Juss.

  • Boerhavia  plumbaginea Cav. Boerhavia verticillata Poir.
  • False Plumbago
  • Tattoo Plant
  • حثرة رصاصية
  • مديد
  • hathra rasasiya
  • muddid
  • בַּלּוּטָנִית אַפְרִיקָנִית
  • balutanit afriqanit

Climber, Phanerophyte shrub

  • Desert
  •  Thermophilous plants

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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Commicarpus plumbagineus (Cav.) Standl.

Activity / Interpretation Traditional

Parts Used


Skin antiseptic


Apply fresh juice of plant alone or + olive oil to skin lesion.

Leaf, Root, SeedB

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