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It is also called Genda phool in hindi, Banti puvvu in Telugu and Zandu in a few Indian languages.
- It is used as a natural food coloring.The extracts of the flowers are used as a food additive for coloring agent in industries.
- It's flowers are used in face packs.The flowers are made into a paste with honey and applied on the face for a glowing complexion.
- It is used for repelling insects and pests in fields.Insects and even some kind of mosquitoes do not attempt to live around this plant.So they are planted in between crops in fields.
- It is also a natural rain indicator.They bloom usually in the mornings but if they are closed shut or become compact it indicates stormy weather ahead.