Plant name : Poduthalai
“A Herbal cure for dandruff and other ailments”
Botanical name : Phyla nodiflora
Family : Verbenaceae
Actions : Expectorant, Tonic, Demulcent, Astringent.
Siddha Medicinal Uses :
- The dried powder of the leaves along with jeerakam is ground well and given in the dose of 5 to 10 grams daily for Leucorrhoea.
- The chutney prepared with leaves is effective in curing piles.
- The External application prepared from paste of leaves is helpful in the ripening of ulcers and pustules.
- The leaves are used as a paste and applied in the scalp for dandruff. A Siddha preparation called Poduthalai thylam is very effective Anti-dandruff medicine.
Note: Siddha treatment is based on complete physical examination of the patient, Naadi diagnosis, and other diagnostic criteria of the disease. The content given in this article is purely meant for information and education purpose only. Kindly consult a Siddha physician before any sort of self medication.