Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Ipomoea sepiaria

Botanical name : Ipomoea sepiaria Roxb.
Family : Convolvulaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Lakshmana. Klitani, Putrada, Nagini, Asrabinduchada

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Madhura
Guna : Guru, Snigda
Virya : Seeta

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Ipomoea
Hindi : Bankalmi
Malayalam : Tirutali

PLANT DESCRIPTION
A slender twinning perennial with villous stems and tuberous roots. Leaves simple alternate, petiolate, cordate, blotched with brownish or purplish patches towards the centre; flowers pale purple or pink, funnel shaped, in umbellate axillary cymes. Fruits ovoid capsules, 2-4 seeded, seeds grey colored covered over silky pubescence.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated pitta, sterility in women, urinary retention, constipation, and gynecological disorders.
Useful part : Whole plant.

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