Sanskrit: Avartaphala, Rangalata, Vamavarta, tindukini, vibhandi avarttani, mrigashringi
Hindi: Marorphali-मरोड़ फली, Bhendu, Jonkphal,
East Indian screw tree – Helicteres isora Linn is a partially deciduous shrub, in WesternGhats, hilly areas, grow up to 5 meters tall, leaves are simple, nerved with a serrated margin, scabrous at the top and pubescent bottom, the stem is 2.5 to 12.5 cm in diameter, the bark is gray parts is covered with hairs. Flowers are orange-red, solitary, 2.5 to 5cm long. Fruits are greenish-brown, about 5 cm long; beak-shaped and spiral to both left or right, cylindrical, in maturity by exploding, scatter the small seeds.
Useful plant parts: bark, fruit, root
It contains many antioxidants, anticancer, antidiabetic, and antimicrobial activities, it is used in diabetic treatments.
The East Indian Screw Tree, scientifically known as Helicteres isora, is utilized in Ayurvedic medicine for various therapeutic purposes. Here are some common applications:
Always consult a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner or healthcare professional before using East Indian Screw Tree or any other herbal remedy for therapeutic purposes. They can guide appropriate dosage, preparation, and potential interactions with other medications or treatments. Additionally, scientific research on the efficacy and safety of East Indian Screw Tree may be limited, and the information provided here is based on traditional uses.
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