Wel penala




Crop Group

Leafy Vegetables

Scientific Name

Cardiosprmum halicacabum

Famiy Name


Plant Code


Name in English

Wel Penala

Name in Sinhala

Wel Penala





The root is diuretic and demulcent. It is mucilaginous, but has a nauseous taste, and is used to treat rheumatism. (Treasury of Botany.) Sanskrit writers mention this plant under the name of Jyautishmati, and describe the root as emetic, laxative, stomachic, and rubefacient; they prescribe it in rheumatism, nervous diseases, piles, etc. The leaves are used in amenorrhoea.





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