Thursday, December 27, 2012

Pani koorka (പനിക്കൂർക്ക) (Coleus aromaticus)

























Pani koorka is an Ayurvedic herb commenly found in Kerala.

Scientific name :    Coleus aromaticus

Family :                  Laminaceae

Medicinal Uses :

Highly antipyretic,
Used for urinary diseases , 
Decoction of leaves is given for chronic cough and asthma .

1 comment:

Muralidharan m.p said...

When my wife wanted to know about " kannikoorka", I googled and was taken to , among lot of other sites, to yours. In palakkad area we call it as above and I was wondering if there was another plant by name Pani koorka. But a look at the pictures of the plant leaves convinced me that it's the same. Thanks a lot.