ANDHI MALLI (Mirabilis jalapa), BADRAKSHI, CHANDRA MALLI
Plant part used : Leaves, roots and fruits(For external use only)
The leaves are diuretic. They are used to reduce inflammation. A decoction of them is used to treat abscesses. The leaf juice is used to treat wounds
According to an eastern Indian article titled Dye yielding plants of Assam for dyeing handloom textile products from The Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge (9) a red dye can be made from boiling a paste of the flowers for coloring cotton.