Indian birthwort

Scientific name of Indian birthwort: Aristolochia indica

Name of Indian birth wort in different languages:-

English: Aristolochia

Sanskrit: Sunanda

Hindi: Eswaramooli, Ishwar mul.

Malayalam: Garudakkodi-ഗരുഡക്കൊടി, Eswaramulla-ഈശ്വരമുല്ല, Karalakam-കരളകം, Urithookki -ഉറിതൂക്കി)

Plant description:

It is a perennial climber shrub; it reaches a height of 5 m to 7 m. on trees, at the altitude of 600 m., and covered with thick foliage. The flowers are yellowish brown, once a year to produce seeds.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Lanceolate Margin-Entire Venation-pinnate

Useful plant parts:

Whole plant, leaf, roots, rhizomes

Medicinal Uses:

Indigestion, Blood pressure, Skin diseases, Snake bites, Diarrhea, fever, inflammation, Bronchial asthma relieving Rhumatic(Vata) diseases, bronchial asthma and cough, Gastric problems.

Chemical content:

Aristolochic acid

How to prepare medicines:

It is one of the ingredients in the Ayurveda medicines like-

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