Nallalam or Putlaputlam or Gaddi Chamanthi plant is available in all the districts of the telangana area. It is a small shrub.Nallalam is the word widely used in the Adilabad, Karimnagar and Nizamabad districts. Putlaputlam is the word used for the same plant in Nalgonda and Khammam districts.It is also known as Gayapaka, as it heals the wounds (Gayalu).
The advantages of Nallalam leaves are as follows :
1.It clots the blood immediately in case of an accident or cuts.
2.It also allows the skin layers to form immediately in one or two days of accidents or wounds.The advantage multiples, if juice of Nallalam is used by mixing it with turmeric.
3.The scars out of pimples, wounds and burns would be cured or minimised.
4.Most of the skin problems are curable with these leaves.
1 . One day I went to Undrugonda Laxmi narasmhaswamy temple, along with the families of officials, there one boy fell down and head was injured.There was no medical facilities. There I applied the juice of Nallalam leaves. Blood was immediately clotted and on next day layer was formed on the injured place.
2 . While I was in suryapet in 2012, my daughter Prerana was playing in the open space available in the municipal commissioner quarter and accidentally fell down.She hit a sharp stone on head.Blood was flowing continuously. I received a phone call from my wife.i rushed to the quarter. By that time I reached there, my wife applied turmeric. Later I poured the juice of Nallalam. Subsequently, consulted doctor. Astonishingly, a layer was formed on the head . Actually, I was thinking that the wound would be cured in 7 days.
3 . One of my Revenue Inspectors ,sri.G.Srinivas was seriously injured in a road accident. There was heavy and continued blood flow from injuries. He got joined in the hospital and after treatment, he was shifted to his house. Later ,I visited him as a matter of coutesy.As per my suggestion, a paste with juice of Nallalam leaves and turmeric and applied on the wounds.he recovered very soon.