Synonym ► Merremia emarginata (Burm. f.) Hallier f. M. gangetica (L.) Cufod.
Family ► Convolvulaceae.
Habitat ► In damp places in upper Gangetic plains; Bihar, Bengal, Peninsular India.
Ayurvedic ► Aakhuparni, Aakhu-parnika, Muusaakarni, Aakhukarni. Undurukarnikaa. (Also equated with Dravanti.)
Siddha/Tamil ► Yelikkaadhukeerai, Perettaikkirai.
Action ► Deobstruent, diuretic, alterative. Used for rheumatic affections, neuralgia, headache, skin diseases and urinary affections.
Evolvulus nummularis Linn. (Convolvulaceae) is also known as Muusaakarni (Muusaakaani) and is used for cutaneous affections.
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