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.

Was this article helpful?

0 0
Herbs 101

Herbs 101

Learn what you can do with herbs! How to Plant, Grow, and Cook with Natural Herbs. Have you always wanted an herb garden but didn't know how to get started? Do you want to know more about growing your own herbs in the privacy of your home and using them in a variety of cooking?

Get My Free Ebook


Post a comment