Clerodendrum serratum (L.) Moon. (Verbenaceae) is an important medicinal plant growing in the tropical and warm temperate regions like Africa, Southern Asia; Malaysia and distributed throughout in forests of India and Sri Lanka.
It is used for treating health conditions such as anorexia, inflammation, asthma, cough, anorexia, tubercular gland, hiccough, and skin diseases.
It is externally applied for ophthalmia and cephalgia.
Root promotes appetite and is useful in cough, asthma, and scrofulous affections.
It is used to treat fever and sinusitis.
In Unani and Ayurvedic medicine in India, Bharangi roots are used to cure respiratory ailments.
It is used to treat anasarca, coryza, epilepsy, cough, intermittent fevers, dyspnea, and mental disorders.