Sinhala (Sri Lanka)Tamil-Sri Lanka
Ministry of Chief Minister, Law and Order, Transport, Water Supply & Drainage, Electricity, Health & Indigenous Medicine and Local Government.
Home Medicinal Plants

Medicinal Plants

 

About 1500 species of medicinal plants are used in Sri Lanka and 208 of them are frequently used.

Common Medicinal Plants

Name

Family

Uses

Amukkara

Solanaceae Withania somnifera

Neurological disorders, impotence, oedema, epilepsy

Aruda

Rutaceae
Ruta graveolence

Phlegm diseases, Specially good for children , Pain killer action, Dysmennoria, Urine incontinence

Iriweriya

Lamiaceae
Plectranthus zelanicus

Fever, Vomiting, Diarrohoea, Leucoderma

Kapparawlliya

Lamiaceae
Plectranthus amboinicus

Cough, Chronic cough, Asthma, Urinary calculie, Urine incontinence, Urine infections

Malitha

Lythraceae
Woodfordia fruticosa

Skin diseases, Diahorrea, Diabetics, Skin rashes, Leuchorrea

Vanaraja

Orchidaseae
Anoectochilus setaceus

Treatment of snake bites

Heen bowitia

Melastomataceae
Osbeckia octandra

Diabetes, Hemorrhoids, Liver diseases

Bobu

Symplocaceae
Symplocos cohinchinensis

Urinary calculi, Bone fractures

Kochmota

Eriocaulon
Eriocaulon ceylanicum

Liver diseases, Urinary tract infections, Leucorrhoea

Kehipitthan

Menispermaceae
Cyclea pellata

Snake bites, Gastric ulcers, Urinary infections

Buthsarana

Cannaceae
Canna indica

Snake bites, Constipation, Liver diseases

 

 

Name

Family

Uses

Adathoda

Acanthaceae Adathoda vasika

 

Aloevera

Liliaceae Aloevera indica

 

Athiwidayan

 

 

Elabatu

Solanaceae Solanum indicum

 

Gotukola

Umbellifereae Centella Asiatica

 

Pathpadagam

Mollugo Cerviana

 

Ginger

Zingiberaceae Zingiber Officinale

 

Red Union

Allium Ascalonicum

 

Wadakaha

Araceae Corus Calamus

 

Sevendara

Graminae Vetiveria Zizaniodes

 

White Union

Allium sativum

 

 

 

 

 
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