Ipomoea digitata Linn

Family ► Convolvulaceae.

Habitat ► Tropical India in moist regions.

Ayurvedic ► Kshira-vidaari, Kshir-valli, Payasvini, Swaadukandaa, Ikshukandaa, Gajavaajipriyaa, Kan-dapalaasha, Bhuumikuushmaanda.

Siddha ► Paalmudukkan kizhangu.

Folk ► Bilaaikanda. Bhuin Kakhaaru (Orissa).

Action ► Cholagogue, galactagogue, alterative, demulcent, purgative. Resin from root—uses similar to Jalap. Flour of raw rhizome is given in enlargement of liver and spleen, also for menorrhagia, debility and fat accumulation.

Rhizomes gave taraxerol acetate and beta-sitosterol. Fresh leaves contain 6.3 mg/100 g of carotene.

Vidaari is equated with Pueraria tuberosa DC. (Fabaceae). Dry pieces of Dioscorea pentaphylla Linn. are sold as Vidaari Kanda.

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