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Folk medicine for piles or hemorrhoids - Fire plant

Scientific name: Plumbago rosea
Sanskrit name: Chitra
English name: Fire plant

Based on differences in colours of the flowers there are three kinds of koduveli’s - Chethikoduveli, Vellakoduveli and Neelakoduveli. This herb is commonly used for treating piles (hemorrhoids). Wild Yam is also used along with this.  Cleansing of the herb is done with lime water (Calcium hydroxide).

Chethikoduveli is used in the making of several ayurvedic medicines. Annamma Devasia, an expert in Ayurvedic medicines is seen explaining about Chethikoduveli.

For more details on folk medicine:-
Annamma Devasia, Kayyunnapara, Valillappuzha P.O., Malappuram Dist. Ph:  +91 99475 78632

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Highlife Hospital, Karassery Junction, Mukkam P.O., Kozhikode - 673602