कलम्बी  - Ipomoea aquatica

 

Name - कलम्बी

Botanical name - Ipomoea aquatica

Description - Aquatic, trailing or floating herbs rooting at nodes, stem hollow. Leaf cordate-hastate. Flowers white or purple, solitary or in cymes. Capsule ovoid, smooth

Chemical Constituents- Plant yields essential oil. Young shoots and leaves contain carotenoids, B-carotene, xanthophyll and traces of taraxanthin, hentriacontane, sitosterol, sitosterol glucoside. Leaves contain vitamin E.

Use - Juice used as emetic in opium and arsenic poisoning. Plant useful for women suffering from nervous and general debility-- Laxative or purgative

Medicinal plants of India ; Ayurveda

01 September 2013

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