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Clerodendrum viscosum  


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Botanical Name


Clerodendrum viscosum



Clerodendrum infortunatum





General Info


A large gregarious tawny-villous shrub up to 9 cm in height with bluntly quadrangular branchlets; leaves are large 10-25 cms/9-20 cms, ovate, acuminate entire or denticulate, base cordate, hairy on both the sides; flowers are white, tinged with pink in terminal panicles; fruits are somewhat globose drupes, seated on the enlarged pink calyx containing 1-4 pyrenes.

Herb Effects

Eliminates intestinal worms, antiperiodic, laxative and cholagogue (leaf).


Active Ingredients

Flavonoids (leaf); ethyl and methyl esters of caffeic acids, fumaric acid, beta-sitosterol and its glucosides (flower).


Medicinal Use

Scorpion sting antidote (flower and leaf) ; for tumours and certain skin diseases (root and leaf). Fresh leaf juice is used as an injection into the rectum for ascariasis.


Chandel et al., Biodiversity in Medicinal and Aromatic Plants in India.



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