Commonly used Medicinal plants in Sri Lanka CONTD

Botanical Name

Sinhala Name

English Name

Tamil Name

Sanskirt Name

Salacia chinensis L.

Himbutu

 

 

Kushan

Salacia reticulata Wight

Kothala himbutu

 

 

Kinfalaka

Santalum album L.

Sudu handun

Sandal / White sandal

Sandal-maram / Chanthana maram

Chandana

Saraca asoca (Roxb.) de Wild.

Ashoka

Swamp pea / Sesban / Agathi

Akatti / Agati-keerai

Agastya / Agati

Sarcostemma brunonianum Wight & Arn. ex Wight

Muwakeeriya (gas nawahandi)

Moon plant / Moon creeper

Kodikkalli

Somalata

Semecarpus coriacea Thw.

Badulla

 

 

Bhallataka

Sida alnifolia L.

Heen babila

 

Palampadu / Kuruntotti

Atibala

Sida mysorensis Wight & Arn.

Siriwedi bebila

Prickly sida

 

Mahabala

Smilax zeylanica L.

Kabarossa / Heen kabarossa

Rough bind weed

 

Indian usaba

Solanum americanum Miller

Kalukammeriya

Black night shade

Manal-takalli

Kakamaci

Solanum melongena L.

Ela batu

Egg plant / Brinjal / Aubergine

Kattiri -kai

 

Solanum virginianum L.

Katuwel batu / Karabatu

Yellow berried night shade

Kandan-kattari

Kantakari

Sphaeranthus indicus L.

Mudumahana

East Indian Globle / Thistle

Kottakkarandai

Mundi / Sarvani / Bhikshu

Spilanthes paniculata Wall. ex DC.

Akmella

 

Akkirakaram

Nadekanta

Spondias pinnata (L. f.) Kurz.

Wal ambarella

Wild mango Hog-pulm

Ampallai

Amrataka

Sterculia foetida L.

Telabu / Thelembu

 

Kaduthengu / Pinari

Putidaru / Vitkhadirah

Stereospermum suaveolens DC.

Palol

 

Padiri

Patala

Strychnos nux-vomica L.

Goda kaduru

Nux vomica

Eddi / Kanchurai

Karaskara / Visha-mushti

Symplocos cochinchinensis (Lour.) S. Moore. ssp. laurina (Retz.) Noot. var. laurina

Bombu / Wal bombu

 

Kambli-vetti

Lodhra

Syzygium aromaticum (L.) Merr. & Perry

Karambu neti / Lamanga

Clove

Karambu / Kiramb

Lavangan

Syzygium cumini Skeels

Madan

Black plum / Java plum

Naval / Perunaval

Jambu

Tephrosia purpurea (L.) Pers.

Kathurupila / Pila

 

 

 

Terminalia arjuna

Kumbuk

Arjun

Marutu

Arjuna

Terminalia bellirica (Gaertn.) Roxb.

Bulu

Beleric myrobalan

Ahdan-koddai/Tanti

Vibhitaka / Aksa / Bahira

Terminalia chebula Retz.

Aralu

Gall-nut/Ink-nut / Chebulic myrobalan

Kadukkay

Haritaki / Pathya / Abhaya

Thespesia populnea (L.) Soland ex Correa.

Gansuriya

Indian tulip tree / Portia tree

Kavarachu / Puvarachu

Haripucchah / Parisa

Tinospora cordifolia (Willd.) Hook.f. & Thoms.

Rasakinda

Gulancha Tinospora

Chintil

Guduchi / Amrita

Trachyspermum roxburghianum (Wall.) Craib.

Asamodagam

Ajowan

Asamtavomam

Ajamoda

Tragia involucrata L.

Wel kahambiliya

Indian stinging nettle

Kancori / Kandudi/ Amby

Dusparsa / Duralabha

Tribulus terrestris L.

Heen nerenchi / Gokatu

 

Shivanarbembu

Sivanimbu

Trichopus zeylanicus Gaertn.

Bimpol

 

 

 

Trichosanthes cucumerina L.

Dummella

 

Pudal / Pudol

Patola

Tylophora indica (Burm.f.) Merr. var. indica

Bin nuga

Wild ipeca cuanha / Indian ipecacuanha / Emetic sw

Nancharapanchan / Nayppali

Antamul / Antrapachaka

Vachellia farnesiana Wight & Arn.

Seenidda

Moth bean / Dew bean

"Kollu / Julkapavir

 

Vernonia cinerea (L.) Less.

Monarakudumbiya / Vatu pala

Ash-coloured fleabane

Ehitiviyarchenkalainir

Sahadevi

Vetiveria zizanioides (L.) Nash

Savendara

Khus-khus / Vetiver

Vettiver

Vettiver

Vitex negundo L.

Nika / Sudu nika / Nil nika

Indian privet / Five leaved chaste tree

Nirnichchi / Vennochchi / Nochchi

Nirgundi

Wattakaka volubilis (L.f.) Stapf

Kiri anguna / Thiththa anguna

 

Kodi-palai kurincha

Madhumalati

Wissadula periplocifolia (L.) Presl ex Thw.

Vishaduliya / Kirikaju

 

 

 

Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal

Amukkara

Aswagandha

Amukkirai

Aswa gandha varahakarni

Woodfordia fruticosa (L.) Kurz

Malitha

Fire flame bush / Shiranjitea

Dhattari / Jargi

Dhataki

Xylocarpus rumphii (Kostel.) Mabb.

Koon thalam / Mudu delun

 

 

 

Zingiber officinale Roscoe

Inguru

Ginger

Inji / Shukku

Ardrakam