Friday, September 4, 2009

Tylophora indica

Botanical name : Tylophora indica (Burm.f.) Merrill.
Family : Asclepiadaceae

SANSKRIT SYNONYMS
Svasaghni, Lataksheeri

AYURVEDIC PROPERTIES
Rasa : Tikta, Madhura, Katu
Guna : Lakhu
Virya : Ushna

PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
English : Indian ipecacuanha
Hindi : Antamul, Jangli pikvam
Malayalam : Vallippala

Distribution – Throughout India growing wild in planes, as a spreading plant.

PLANT DESCRIPTION
A slender twinner shrub. Leaves simple, opposite, fleshy, ovate cordate, acute; flowers in umbel inflorescence, purplish; fruits fusiform, divaricate, tapering to the apex; seeds ovate with long coma.

MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Plant pacifies vitiated vata, kapha, cough, asthma, bronchitis, dysentery, diarrhea, wounds, ulcer, hemorrhoids, malignant tumor, and leukemia.
Useful part : Roots, Leaves.

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