Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family : Rubiaceae
Genus : Ixora
Species : coccinea Linn.
Common Name
English Name : Jungle flame ixora
Hindi Name : Rangan
Manipuri Name : Hameibon
Other Details
Habit : Shurb
Parts Use : Root, Flower, Leaf and Bark
Preparation : Bark dried and ground into powder. Flower crushed with water for extract.
Mode of use : Fresh
Ingredients : Roots are aromatic and contain tannin, fatty acids and white crystalline substance. Root bark contain mannitol and myristic acid. A yellow colouring mater related to quercitin, an astringent, a wax and neutral crystalline substance have been reported from the flowers.
Ailment Treated : Roots are stomachic, sedative, astringent, febrifuse and acrid. Leaf extract is given in dysentery. Bark powder is applied to sores, burns and injuries. Flower are sweet, carminative, digestive and constipating. Flower extract is used as an eye lotion.
Source : Cultivated as ornamental plants.