Orithazh Thamarai

Project Profile
  • Botanical name of Orithazh Thamarai is Hybanthus Enneaspermus which is a perennial herb or small shrub to 60 cm high.
  • Leaves are linear to lance-like, 1-5 cm long, margins recurved to revolute, occasionally flat; stipules acuminate, 1-4 mm long.
  • Pink-purple spade-shaped flowers occur solitary. Sepals 3-4 mm long. Lower petal broad spade-shaped, pink-purple, with deep purple veins.
  • Also called in different names such as spade flower, pink ladies slipper, munbora, Ratan Purush and it comes under the family Violaceae.
  • Whole plant is used for Medicinal purposes which is dried in shade & powdered. The teaspoon of this powder is then mixed in milk and taken in the mornings and evenings. This strengthens the body and helps in regaining the lost vitality.
  • Another usage includes that the root powder mixed with black pepper and drink to treat urinary disorders.
  • Leaf juice is mixed with goat’s milk to drink which cure bowel complaints andFruit is used to treat scorpion sting.
  • Orithazh Thamarai Chooranam is an excellent Siddha medicine that helps to increase libido, improve the quality of semen and in woman enhances milk secretion.
  • The plant is reported to possess tonic, diuretic and demulcent properties. The leaves decoction mixed with oil used in preparing a cooling liniment for the headache.
  • In general, the plant Hybanthus Enneaspermus have been widely used for  stress related disorders.
  • In Market, the drug sold under the name purusharatna consisted of whole plant with woody roots, stem , flowers and fruits.


  • Hybanthus Enneaspermus-Taxonomy.
  • Database on Medicinal Plants.
  • General Information about Orithalthamarai.
  • Spade Flower.
  • Research Articles on Hybanthus Enneaspermus.
  • Violaceae Family Species.
  • Photo Gallery of Orithal Thamarai.
  • Antimicrobial effect of Orithazh Thamarai


  • Methanol Leaf Extract of Hybanthus Enneaspermus.
  • CNS Activity of Aerial Parts of Hybanthus Enneaspermus.
  • Hydroethanolic Extract of Hybanthus Enneaspermus
    on Paracetamol.
  • Ethanolic Extract of Hybanthus Enneaspermus.

Medicinal Properties

  • Pharmacognostical Studies on Orithalthamarai.
  • Antimicrobial Activity of a medicinal plant -Hybanthus Enneaspermus.
  • Antimicrobial Screening of Hybanthus Enneaspermus.
  • Herbal Medicine-Hybanthus Enneaspermus.
  • Hybanthus Enneaspermus increases libido.
  • Anti-Ulcer and Anti-Secretory Activity of Hybanthus Enneaspermus.


  • Orithal Thamarai Powder.


  • Phytochemical Analysis of Hybanthus Enneaspermus.
  • Mass Propagation of Hybanthus Enneaspermus  Muell from the stem explants through callus culture.
  • Propagation of Ionidium Suffruticosum - A seasonal multipotent medicinal herb.


  • Cultivation Garden in India.

Company Profile

  • Company1 from India.
  • Company2 from India.
  • Company3 from India.


  • Online Experts about Herbs.
  • List of Consultants.


  • Aldose reductase principles from the plant of Hybanthus Enneaspermus.
  • Cardio protective Activity Hybanthus Enneaspermus  On Isoproterenol Induced Rats
  • Bioactivities of Aqueous Extract of Aromatic Herbs.
  • Suppression of toxicity by principles of Hybanthus Enneaspermus.
  • Anti-microbial activity of bioactive components of Hybanthus Enneaspermus.
  • Phytochemical Investigation of Hybanthus Enneaspermus.
  • Magazine of Hybanthus Puberulus.


  • Violaceae-a new generic record for the flora of Taiwan.
  • Hybanthus stellarioides  a new record for India


  • Herbal Medicine-Hybanthus Ennaespermus.


  • Medicinal Uses of Hybanthus Enneaspermus.
  • Free Radical Scavenging and Nephroprotective Activity of Hybanthus Enneaspermus.