Botanical name : Solena amplexicaulis (Lam.) Gandhi.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Rasa : Amla, Kashaya
Guna : Guru
Virya : Ushna
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
Hindi : Tarali
Malayalam : Njerinjambuli, Njerinjampuli
Distribution – Throughout India growing in hilly forests.
A perennial climber with tuberous roots and succulent stems; leaves ovate acute, oblong-lanceolate, cordate at base, toothed with reticulate venation. Flowers small, yellow, dioecious, males in umbellate racemes and females solitary; fruits oblong, brown, bright red when ripe, seeds many, smooth.
Plant pacifies vitiated kapha vata, anorexia, dyspepsia, colic, asthma, cough, renal calculi, urinary retention, hemorrhoids, splenomegaly and constipation.
Useful part : Tuberous root, Leaves, Seeds.