Marsh Barbel is Called
Botanical Name : Hygrophila schulli
Tamil Name : Neermulli – நீர்முள்ளி
Malayalam Name: Voyal-chullai
Hindi Name : तल्मखन Talmakhana, Kamtakalya
Telugu Name : Kokila Kshamu
Sanskrit Name : Kokilaksha
The Marsh Barbel is from the Indian subcontinent, including Nepal and Sri Lanka, the Andaman Islands, and the Nicobar Islands, as well as to Malaysia, South East Asia, and parts of Africa, including South Africa, Senegal, Sudan, Cameroon, Guinea-Bissau, Nigeria, and Mali.
It has a few other names including Hygrophilia schulli and Asteracantha longiflolia and also has many English names including the Temple Plant. It is a member of the family of Acanthaceae. It lives in wet places. It can reach 2 meters high or more and has blue-purple flowers, look a little like violas, or wild pansies, with upper and lower “lips”.
The whole plant is used in making a number of ailments in traditional medicine systems. These include impotence and the quality of sperm. Powdered seeds with milk will promote the male libido, so it is supposedly an aphrodisiac. It is also used for liver problems, including jaundice, to treat urinary tract infections, and for gout and edema. It has diuretic qualities.
It contains vitamin C and flavonoids, phenolic compounds, saponins, steroids, terpenoids, and cardiac glycosides. In the Ayurvedic medicine system, this plant is used for rheumatism, inflammation, jaundice, and other liver problems and as a pain-killer.
- Marsh Barbel Seeds are rich in protein, iron, vitamin E, etc.
- Consuming this seed will help to encourage sexual desire and increase vitality and sperm density.
- While consuming this seed, it removes anemia by increasing red blood cells.
- Applying the paste of the Marsh Barbel seeds on the skin will reduce dry skin.
- It acts as a kidney stone breaker.
- It also acts as a diuretic, renal tonic, and detoxifier.
- In Ayurveda, this herb is used to reduce body heat. It also helps to treat white discharge and other menstrual problems.