Abstract Barleria prionitis Linn. (Family: Acanthaceae) is a well-known perennial, Ayurvedic herb distributed in the tropical Asia, Africa and Yemen. The whole. B. prionitis is a fast growing perennial plant widely commercialized as an ornamental to be planted in open sunny areas in gardens, yards, and. Erect armed shrubs, spines ca. cm long. Leaves to x cm, elliptic, acute, mucronate, base cuneate, sparsely puberulus, ciliate on the margins, gland.

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Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report. The current map showing distribution of species is only indicative. The leaf juice is applied externally in lacerated soles of feet and pimples. This plant is distributed throughout the hotter parts of India and commonly grown in gardens as a hedge plant Khare, ; Shendage and Yadav, The TAF fraction was reported to have anti-arthritic property in Mycobacterium tuberculosis induced adjuvant arthritis rats model Singh et al.

Message The user has shared this species from India Biodiversity Portal with you. The chromosome number reported for B.

Naturalization and invasion of alien plants in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. No death was observed up to the oral administration of extract dose concentration 2.

Barleria prionitis (porcupine flower)

Diuretic activity of Barleria prionitis Linn Flower extract. In any event, the source must be explicitly quoted. It is a common weed of disturbed balreria, forest edges, waterways, open woodlands, rocky outcrops, waste areas, and overgrazed pastures in tropical and subtropical regions Francis, ; Weeds of Australia, ; Flora of China Editorial Committee, Barleria Barleria prionitis is regarded as an environmental weed or potential environmental weed in the Northern Territory, Western Australia and Queensland.


Means of Movement and Dispersal Top of page B. It is used for various medicinal purposes in ayurvedic medicine.

May be referred to as or include habit, defined as the characteristic mode of growth or occurrence associated to its environment, particularly for plants. Life cycles are treated in the field for Life Cycle.

Seasonal migration and reproduction are usually treated separately. Click on images to enlarge. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Barleria prionitis.

Barleria prionitis – Wikipedia

How to cite this article: Stems and branches terete, smooth, lenticellate, glabrous. Some medicinal values of Telfairia occidentalis: Fruit An ovoid capsule, beaked; seeds 2, suborbicular, appressed hairy. Healing plants of peninsular India [ed. A textual diagnostic description of the species that is not necessarily structured.

The aerial parts of this plant are also used in inflammations and gastrointestinal disorders. Capsule ovoid, approximately 1. Weeds of Australia, Biosecurity Queensland Edition. Assessment of cytotoxic activity of agave cantula using brine shrimp Artemia salina lethality bioassay. It is possibly also naturalised in the coastal regions of northern Western Australia i.

A preliminary analysis of distribution patterns in a large, pantropical genus, Barleria L. The anti-inflammatory activity of B. Delimitation and infra-generic classification of Barleria Acanthaceae.

In folk medicine it is known as piyaabaasaa, jhinti and katsaraiyaa Khare, The juice of the leaves is applied to feet to prevent maceration and cracking in the monsoon season. In Australia, it was declared a noxious environmental weed in Weeds of Australia, Antiinflammatory and analgesic effects of Phlomis lanceolata boiss. The leaves and flowering tops were reported to rich in potassium salts Khare, The authors are grateful to Dr. One or more of the features that are needed to show you the maps functionality are not available in the web browser that you are using.


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Take cuttings of mm length, treat them with a hormone powder and plant them in a mixture of equal parts good soil and river sand.

Found in scrub jungles priontis wayside thickets from plains to m.

The corolla petals of the flower is 2-lipped. Summary of Invasiveness Top of page Barlera. Flowering occurs mainly during autumn i. Study on herb-herb interaction potential of Glycyrrhiza glabra with Solanum xanthocarpum and Adhatoda vasica on mast cell stabilizing activity. Barleria prioitis are exceptionally suitable for stabilizing soil erosion, landscaping water-wise gardens, rockeries and sunny areas in the garden.

The stamens include 2 fertile stamens and 2 staminoid stamens. The root paste is externally applied to disperse boils and glandular swellings Aneja et al. Medicinal plants are believed to be a potential source for the discovery of new drug candidates Mohajer et al. Demography and Conservation Demography and Conservation.

This species has frequently escaped in many tropical areas w There is evidence that this species has the capability to escape from cultivation and become naturalized and prionitix into new habitats. Notes on Taxonomy and Nomenclature Top of page Acanthaceae is a family of flowering plants comprising about genera and about species widespread in both New and Old World Tropics Scotland and Vollesen, ; Stevens, So, in this prionitls attempt has being made to highlight the traditional uses, phytochemistry, pharmacology and toxicity of this plant.

It is also cultivated to be used as a medicinal herb in traditional medicine in Asia, India, and Africa.