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Callicarpa pedunculata  R. Br.


Botanical Name


Callicarpa pedunculata R. Br.

English Name


Velvet Leaf



Callicarpa cuspidata Roxb.





General Info


A shrub or small tree, mostly 3-4 m high, sparsely to densely hairy; hairs brownish, yellow-brown, stellate or irregularly branched, simple septate hairs also present. Leaves with lamina narrow-ovate to oblong-ovate, 5-15 cm long, 3-6 cm wide, apex acuminate, base rounded to cordate, margins toothed, upper surface sparsely hairy, lower surface brownish tomentose; petiole mostly 5-10 mm long. Inflorescences 2-3 cm long, rather lax, sometimes inserted a little above leaf axil; pedicels 0.5-1 mm long; calyx 1-1.5 mm long; corolla 2-3 mm long, purple or mauve. Drupe globose, 2-4 mm diam., whitish to purple when ripe.

Herb Effects

Analgesic, antiphlogistic and haemostatic (whole plant)


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Medicinal Use

Used as an antidote for poisonous fish, crabs and toadstools (roots); as a poultice used to mature boils and ulcers (decoction of the roots); used in the treatment of haemoptysis, haematemesis, nose bleed, haematuria, traumatic bleeding, traumatic injuries and rheumatoid arthritis (decoction of whole plant); for external applications to wounds (crushed whole plant).



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