The leaves of Vathamkolli (Justicia gendarussa) are used for preparing kizhi (boluses in bags for applying on the body) in Ayurveda, says herbal medicine practitioner Annamma.
‘’Water boiled with the leaves of Vathamkolli leaves is a remedy for body pain.
When I experimentally suggested the same for Chikungunya patients it reduced their body pain and leg swelling.’’ I also gave them a mixture of ‘murivenna’ (herbal oil for injuries), olive oil and karpoorathailam to apply for leg pain,’’ she adds.
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