Ipomoea bonanox Linn

Synonym ► I. alba Linn. Calonyction bona-nox Bojer. C. aculeatum (Linn.) House.

Family ► Convolvulaceae.

Habitat ► Throughout India.

English ► Moon Flower.

Ayurvedic ► Chandrakaanti, Gul-chaandani, Dudhiaa Kalami.

Siddha/Tamil ► Naganamukkori.

Folk ► Chaandani, Dudhiaa Kalami.

Action ► Root bark—purgative. Leaves—used in filariasis.

The plant contains pentasaccharide glucoside of ethyl-11-hydroxy hexade-canoate. The seeds contain alkaloids, ipomine, isoipomine, methoxyipo-mine, dimethoxyipomine, ipalkidini-um, ipalbidine and ipalbine.

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