English: Goat’s Foot, Bayhops
Sanscrit: Sagaramekhala, Maryadavalli
Malayalam: Adavally-അടവള്ളി, Adambuvalli.
Goat’s Foot is a trailing, wide spreading vine, found throughout pan-tropical areas, abundantly grow in the sandy soils, it is salt tolerant plant and endures salted air.the leaves are 3 to 10 cm long and notched at the tip and long, stems are purple and often root at the nodes, contain milky latex, and may length reach at 20 meters. Flowers are bisexual, funnel-shaped, 5 cm in diameter, produced that have copious nectar from a large circular nectar at the base of the flower, the fruit is an ovoid to sub globules capsule, 12 to 17 mm long. the seeds can float and survive in salt water, so it is wide spread allover the world through seas.
Useful plant parts:
The whole plant.
Amino acids, proline, glycine betaine
Goat-foot is used for inflammation, skin disease, boils, Piles, wound, ulcers, boils, gastrointestinal disorders and Oedema.
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