Saturday, March 15, 2014

Osbeckia octandra

Binomial Name : Osbeckia octandra
Sinhala : හීන් බෝවිටියා [Heen Bowitiya]

O.octandra is an endemic plant of Sri Lanka. Can be seen in grasslands. Leaves of this plant are used in Sri Lankan traditional Ayurvedic medicine as a treatment for liver related deceases. Leaves of this plant has a sweet and acidic taste.

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