Elephant Creeper

Scientific name of Elephant Creeper: Argyreia speciosa

Name of Elephant Creeper in different languages:

English: Hawaiian Baby Woodrose, Woolly Morning Glory.

Sanskrit: Vriddharuka, Vriddhadaru, Vidhara विधारा

Hindi: Adhoguda अधोगुडा

Malayalam: Samudrappacha സാമുദ്രപ്പച്ച

Useful plant parts: root, leaf, whole plant

Plant description:

Elephant Creeper is a perennial climbing vine, commonly found in roadsides or abandoned areas, spreading in the ground, over trees and growing about 20 to 25 meters long, leaves are big, heart-shaped, apex tapered, hairy, thick, and green in color, and flowers are pink in color and shaped like a beagle, the central part of the flower is violet in color.

Medicinal uses: 

Elephant Creeper (Argyreia nervosa) is an Ayurvedic herb known for its medicinal properties. It’s used for various health benefits, including anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and adaptogenic effects. In Ayurveda, it’s employed to support joint health, reduce pain, and address musculoskeletal issues like arthritis. Always consult a qualified practitioner for proper usage.

Chemical contents:

Ergoline, Alkaloids- Ergine

Elephant Creeper is one of the ingredients in Ayurveda medicines like-

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