Botanical Name : Phyla Nodiflora
English Name : Frog Fruit / Turkey Tangle
Tamil Name : பொடுதலை / Poduthalai
Hindi Name : जालपा -पिली , भुईओकर और लुंड्रा /
Malayalam Name : കാറ്റുട്ടിപ്പലി / Kattuttippali
Telugu Name : బొకేనాకు / నేలగూరిది
Poduthalai is a wild vine usually seen in gardens as weeds and near water bodies.
It is also grown as ornamental plants in some gardens as it has beautiful purple color flowers.
It is known as Frog fruit or Purple Lippia in English.
Ground the dried leaves powder with jeera is and given in the dose of 5 to 10 grams daily for Leucorrhoea.
The decoction of the leaves is effective in treating piles.
It can be used for asthma problems, bronchitis, diseases of the heart, blood, and eyes.
The vapors of the plant is the great medicine for treating cough, cold also the root juice is used for gastric problems.
Leaves powder paste is helpful in the ripening of ulcers and pustules.
The leaves are used as a paste and applied to the scalp for dandruff.