( Salacia reticulata ) Kothala himbutu is an indigenous Sri Lankan medicinal plant, but also grown in some parts of Southern India. There are two species of Kothala Himbutu and are said to have the same properties in Sri Lankan. Both species are at risk, if cut from their natural environment. The Salacia reticulata is endangered while the Salacia diandrais endemic and endangered. Both Kothala Himbutu species grow well in the wet zone in Sri Lanka.