Speciosa is a commonly found herb in Asia and also in India. It has medicinal use and is considered helpful by science. Speciosa has two different species available, Argyreia Specials and Lagerstroemia Speciosa.
Argyreia Speciosa is a long creeper from the Convolvulaceae family. It is essential due to its herbal efficiencies. It is used as an adaptogen in Ayurveda medicines. It is familiar as Elephant Creeper, Hawaiian Baby Woodrose, and Woolly morning glow in English and Vridhadaraka in Sanskrit.
Speciosa Herbal Remedies Speciosa Overview
Lagerstroemia Speciosa belongs to the Lythraceae family, and it has the same medicinal use as A. Speciosa. L. Speciosa is a medium-weighted evergreen tree. The roots of it are used as astringent, febrifuge, and stimulant.
The bark, leaves, flower, and root of Speciosa have herbal use. It can cure multiple human ailments, including liver, neurological and rheumatic issues.
Chemical Composition of A. Speciosa:
A. Speciosa contains Tannins and raisins. The seeds of the plant contain alkaloids, ergine, ergonovine, chanoclavine, and isoergine.
Chemical Composition of L. Speciosa:
The fruits and leaves of L. Speciosa include glycosides, terpenoids, steroids, saponins, starch, alkaloids, carbohydrates, flavonoids, tannins, organic acids, etc.
The Diseases And Disorders Which Can Be Treated With Speciosa:
Speciosa has various use against so many human diseases and disorders. The issues it can solve are:
1. Inflammation: Speciosa is useful while treating inflammatory conditions. The ethanolic extract of its roots can cure inflammation.
2. Gastric Ulcer: The ethanolic extraction of the flowers of Speciosa can treat gastric ulcers. The 150 my/kg dose of it twice a daily for ten days can reduce the serious condition of ulcer and starts healing it.
3. Sexual issues: Men who are facing sexual disorders like erectile dysfunction, Spermatorrhoea, premature ejaculation, functional impotence, etc. can take an indigenous drug named ‘Fortege,’ which has Argyreia Speciosa as the main ingredient to treat them.
The cytotoxicity of the essential oil made from Speciosa fruits and flowers is helpful against cancer. The corsolic acid isolated from L. Speciosa is effective against colon cancer.
The ellagitannin found in extracts of L. Speciosa is helpful to treat diabetic patients.
6. Central Nervous Diseases:
The extract of L. Speciosa bark can perform anticonvulsant activities. It delays the arrival of convulsion.
7. Cardiovascular Diseases:
The extract of L. Speciosa has cardioprotective effects that can improve the condition of our heart.
8. Thrombolytic Activity:
The leaf methanol extract and the flower extract of L. Speciosa improve thrombolytic activities in our bodies.
The ethanolic flower extracts of L. Speciosa prevent oxidative stress and lessens active proteolytic enzymes in our body, which ultimately makes our skin’s aging process slower.
10. Uretic Issues:
The ethanol, ethyl acetate, methanol, and water present in L. Speciosa perform diuretic activities in our body.
The aqueous ethanolic extracts of L. Speciosa’s flowers work to relieve pain.
12. Filarial Issues:
The extract of the A. Speciosa works great against filarial worms like Setaria Cervi in Nitro.Know how to use it and you will be good to go.