Bryonopsis laciniosa

Synonym ► Bryonia laciniosa Linn. Diplocyclos palmatus Jeff.

Family ► Cucurbitaceae.

Habitat ► Throughout India.

Ayurvedic ► Lingini, Shivalingi, Chitraphalaa.

Siddha/Tamil ► Iyaveli, Iyaviraali.

Action ► Seeds—anti-inflammatory, spasmolytic. Used for vaginal dysfunctions, as a fertility promoting drug. Powdered seeds, also roots, are given to help conception in women. Plant is also used in venereal diseases.

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