Climbing flax

The scientific name of Climbing flax: Hugonia mystax

Name of Climbing flax in different languages:-

English: Climbing flax

Sanscrit: Kamsamara, Kamsamarah

Malayalam: Karkotti- കാർക്കോട്ടി Kartotti, Motirakkanni-മോതിരക്കണ്ണി

Tamil: Motirakkanni

Plant description:

Climbing flax is a climbing shrub. Leaves alternately arranged, tapering at base, obtuse at apex, sized to 3 to 8 cm long and 1 to 3.5 cm broad, petioles 4 mm long and hairy, with branches yellow, horizontal with leaflets towards base. Flowering is April to July and fruiting is August to October. Seeds are globe-shaped drupe and orange to red in color when ripe.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Oblong, Elliptic Margin-Entire Venation-Reticulated


Useful plant parts:

Whole plant, seeds, root

Medicinal uses:

Useful in fever, verminosis, and vitiated conditions of Vata, inflammations and viper bite.

Medicinal properties: 

Astringent, anthelmintic, bitter, febrifuge and sweet

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