Thumbai / Leucas aspera Powder
Tamil : Thumbai - தும்பை
Malayalam : Tumba
Hindi : Chhota halkusa
Telugu : Tummachettu
Botanical : Common Leucas
Dronapushpi is Sanskrit name of plant Leucas cephalotes. It is a medicinal herb that grows as a weed in India and many South East Asian countries. The folk use of this herb is for treating scorpion stings, snake bite, cough, fever etc. The whole plant has fever educing and insecticidal properties. It is applied externally on snake bites and scorpion stings.
Medicinally, it has antimicrobial, insecticidal, fever reducing, larvicidal and inflammation reducing properties. It is useful in skin diseases. In malarial fever, the leaves juice is given. In some part of country, the decoction of whole plant is used for curing fever. It also removes toxins from body. The Powder is used externally for skin diseases and swelling. In cold and cough, the decoction is recommended.
In scorpion sting the plant is used internally as well externally. The leaves juice (few drops) is mixed with honey and taken orally.
The folk remedy is to put few drops of whole plant in nostrils.
Skin diseases, removing blood toxins
Skin diseases mainly occur due to toxins in blood. Dronapushpi plant has ability to flush the toxins from body.
In skin diseases, whole plant of Dronapushpi is used. The plant is dried. Five grams of dried powder is taken with three grams Neem/Margosa leaves in 2 glass water. This is boiled till volume reduce to one fourth. Then it filtered and taken two times a day.
Abnormally heavy bleeding at menstruation
The leaves of plant are taken a handful. These are washed and then ground to make fine paste. This paste is mixed with lemon juice and sesame oil/til oil (edible). The preparation is eaten empty stomach every morning for a week.
Asthma, cold, cough
The decoction is taken in dose of 1-3 teaspoons.
The flowers (2 tablespoon) are boiled in water (150 ml) till volume reduces to half. This is filtered and taken thrice a day.
The leaves of plant are cooked and eaten with rice.
Skin diseases (itching, patchy skin, psoriasis, scabies etc.)
The paste of leaves is applied externally at the affected body areas.
Cough, congestion, blockage of nose, headache due to cough, Sinusitis, Migraine, Phlegm
The juice of leaves is put in nostrils as drops. For this purpose, the leaves juice is extracted and mixed with two times water. Then the diluted juice is put in nostrils (4 dops) for 3-4 days.
The flowers are heated in til/sesame oil and applied on head.
Fever (acute, chronic), Allergy
The decoction of plant (2-3 grams in boiled in two glass water till water reduces to one fourth) is used
There are no known side effects with this herb. Seek medical advice for its use during pregnancy.
Harvesting & Manufacturing Methodology:
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