SHINY BUSH, Peperomia pellucida

SHINY BUSH


Latin name: Peperomia pellucida

English name: Shiny Bush, Slate pencil plant, Pepper elder, Rat’s ear, Silver bush

Sanskrit name: Toyakandha, Varshabhoo

Medicinal parts used: Whole plant

Shiny bush is a common fleshy tropical annual herb growing up to 1 foot tall. The stem initially erect, glabrous; fleshy leaves are heart shaped, shiny light green and it has very small bi-sexual flowers growing in the form of cord-like spikes arising from the leaf axils. The fruits are also very small; round to oblong, ridged, first green later black. They have one single seed. Shiny bush has mustard like odor. The plant can be utilized as a vegetable and in salads, but the shiny bush has also medicinal applications.

Therapeutic use:

  • A solution of the fresh juice of stem and leaves is used against eye inflammation.
  • It is also applied against coughing, fever, common cold, headache, sore throat, diarrhea, against kidney – and prostate problems and against high blood pressure.
  • Used in the treatment of abscesses, furuncles, gout, rheumatic pains and conjunctivitis.
  • This plant is reported to have analgesic activity; antibacterial activity against Bacillus subtilis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus, and antifungal activity.
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One response to this post.

  1. on pourrait bien faire des échanges puisque moi aussi je suis tradithérapeute

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