A REVIEW ON MEDICNAL VALUE OF PINK FORKED FANWORT FLOWERS
Dr. Uma Nath U. and Dr. Lal Prasanth
Reportedly, these plants grow in the presence of sunlight, more so, after 11 AM, and they wilt away after sunset. The plant belongs to the family of Cabomba furcata and is locally as ‘Mullan payal’. It is native to South America and as far north as Cuba and the tip of Florida. It reaches a maximum height between 30 and 80 cm and is up to 8 cm wide. It bears purple flowers. Every morning, crowds gather at the streams and inland waters at Avala Pandi village near Perambra of Kozhikode district. They show up to witness the beautiful site of a blanket of pink flowers that cover the surface of the water; these flowers bloom at around 11 am, and transform the place into a feast for the eyes. Due to the inspiration of these presence the study of its medicinal value has been done.
Keywords: Pink Forked Fanwort Flowers, mullan payal.
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