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Oleander Medicinal Uses

(Nerium indicum) Oleander is an erect, smooth shrub, about two to three meters high, with milky latex. Oleander is used internally under medical supervision for the treatment of epilepsy which is a nervous disorder resulting in severe convulsions, with or without the loss of consciousness.

       

(Nerium indicum) Oleander is an erect, smooth shrub, about 2 to 3 meters high, with milky latex. It belongs to the plant family Apocynaceae. The leaves are leathery, in whorls and are lance-shaped. The flower clusters are showy, fragrant, white, pink or red, borne in terminal inflorescence. The fruits are cylindrical, in pairs and narrow at both ends. Being a hardy plant, it can grow anywhere. Every part of the plant is poisonous.

Parts Used: The whole plant is used with care

                 

Medicinal Use

  • Treatment of epilepsy
  • Externally used as an insecticide
  • Skin eruptions like herpes, a viral skin disease
  • Antidote for snake bite

How to Use

  • The decoction of the flowers is used as a general insecticide to kill lice and other insects.
  • Oleander is used internally under medical supervision for the treatment of epilepsy which is a nervous disorder resulting in severe convulsions, with or without the loss of consciousness.
  • The powdered bark, mixed with castor oil, can be applied over skin eruptions.
  • The pounded leaves and bark are recommended for snake bites and as an insecticide.

Active Principles: Neriodorin, nerioderin, and karabin

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  1. very interesting, thanks for sharing!

  2. Liked this one Gift cheers

  3. Great post, i like it

  4. This is available in plenty in India. God to know its medicinal uses.

  5. Thanks for sharing

  6. Excellent post, gift. Thanks for the useful information.

  7. I wish I had the land to plant all your heath benefit plants on. Wonderful information.

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