Tribal medicine men use theleaves of this plant to make a decoction for alleviating fever. The root is used in rheumatism.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Green Ice Crossandra
The rare aquamarine flowers of the Green Ice Crossandra Ecbolium ligustrium are called Neelambari in Kannada. It is also known as the Green Shrimp Plant. This wild flower is found in the slopes of the Western Ghats. I found this rare plant in the Campus of IIT Bombay, in Mumbai, which still boasts of some wild patches of forestland.