Ipomoea eriocarpa R Br

Synonym ► I. paniculata R. Br. Burm. I. mauritiana Jacq.

I. sessiliflora Roth.

Family ► Convolvulaceae.

Habitat ► Throughout India.

Ayurvedic ► Aakhukarni (related species), Sheetavalli (provisional synonym).

Ipomoea hederacea (L.) Jacq.

Action ► Antirheumatic, anticepha-lalgic, antiepileptic and antileprotic.

The plant is boiled in oil and used as an application for rheumatism, headache, epilepsy, fevers, ulcers, leprosy. The seeds are reported to contain a resin similar to that present in the seeds of Ipomoea nil.

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