The scientific name of Bridelia: Bridelia scandens (Roxb.) Willd

Name of Bridelia in different languages:-

English: Bridelia

Hindi: Kangiabe

Sanskrit: Chikni, ghonta

Malayalam: Cherupanichi-ചെറുപനച്ചി.

Plant description:

It is large climbing, evergreen shrub and is distributed in Western Ghats, South Canara, and Mysore to Travancore, more or less scandent; branches straight or flexuous, usually tomentose; leaves alternate, petioles stout, tomentose, lamina elliptic, undulate or repand, glabrous or pendulous or puberulous above or subcoriaceous; flowers monoecious, green, often in long panicled spikes, often subtended by long stipular bracts, male flowers sessile, female flowers pedicelled; fruits bluish black, smooth.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Ovate Margin-Entire Venation-pinnate
 Margin_Entire  Venation-pinnate

Useful plant parts:

Aerial parts, seed

Medicinal uses:

Pleurisy, asthma, cough, fever, as a gargle for sores in the mouth, jaundice, and anaemia due to pregnancy.

Decoction of bark can cure children’s cough, asthma, and fever.

Gargling of decoction is useful in curing sores in moths.

leaves are useful to treat  jaundice.

The roots of the plant is useful to reducing inflammation.

Chemical content:

Root: Taraxerone, Bark: beta-sitosterol, friedelin

Medicinal properties:


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