07-30-2018, 11:50 PM
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Sharjah, UAE
| | Re: Medicinal Aquatic Plants
Limnophila aromatica is listed as a medicinal herb and can be eaten raw or cooked as a side dish with rice.
The leaves are antispasmodic, appetizer, disinfectant, diuretic, expectorant, febrifuge and galactagogue. A decoction is given in the treatment of fevers, gravel in the kidneys, haematuria, to promote the appetite, and to clear mucus from the bronchial tubes. |
Eating the plant is thought to calm the stomach after eating a durian (Durio zibethinus).
The sap of the leaves is used to clean wounds and sores on the legs. It is considered to be a rather strong treatment.
The plant contains 0.13% essential oil, the terpenes 'DELTA'-limonene and 'DELTA'-perillaldehyde being important constituents.
The bactericidal activities of this essential oil against Bacillus subtilis, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus were similar to those of a streptomycin and chloramphenicol reference. The activities of the essential oil against Aspergillus niger, Candida albicans and Rhizopus oryzae, however, were more marked than those of griseofulvin as reference.
Another one is Bacopa monnieri.