Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Merremia tridentata

Botanical name : Merremia tridentata (Linn.) Hallier f.
Family : Convolvulaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Prasarini

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Tikta, Kashaya
Guna : Lakhu
Virya : Ushna

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English :
Hindi :
Malayalam : Prasarini, Talaneeli

Distribution – Throughout India growing wild in planes, in waste lands.

PLANT DESCRIPTION
A spreading perennial herb with elongate stems. Leaves simple, alternate, oblong –obovate, sometimes acute or toothed, 3 pairs of teeth at base, flowers yellowish white, funnel shaped, in axillary peduncles. Fruits globose capsules, containing 2-4 small seeds.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, arthritis, hemiplegia, hemorrhoids, urinary system diseases, inflammation and general debility.
Useful part : Whole plant.

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