English: Milk vine
Sanskrit: Arkaparni, Lataksiri, Shwasaghni
Hindi: अंतमूल Antamul, Jangli pikvam
Malayalam: Vallippala വള്ളിപ്പാല
Indian Ipecac -Tylophora indica is a small climbing herb, slender, much branched and velvety. Leaves are heart-shaped at the base, ovate, 6 to 11 cm long and 3.8 to 6 cm broad, apex tapered. Flowers are small, 1 to 1.5 cm across. The flowers are in cymes in leaf axils, greenish- yellow in color, oblong and pointy petals. Fruits are ovoid, up to 7 cm long, Flowering is August to December.
Useful plant parts:
Modern studies show that it has the ability to treat and prevent Leukemia, and is also useful to treat bronchial asthma, inflammation, bronchitis, allergies, dermatitis, loose motion, rheumatic pain, rabies infection etc.
Alkaloids including Tylophoronidin.
Indian Ipecac, also known as Tylophora indica, is a plant that has been traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine for its medicinal properties. It is important to note that while Indian Ipecac has a history of traditional use, its use in modern herbal medicine is a subject of ongoing research, and it should be used under the guidance of a qualified healthcare practitioner. Here are some of the traditional Ayurvedic uses of Indian Ipecac:
As with any herbal remedy, it is important to consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner or an Ayurvedic expert before using Indian Ipecac for therapeutic purposes. They can provide guidance on dosage, preparation, and potential interactions with other medications or conditions. Additionally, scientific research on the specific medicinal properties and efficacy of Indian Ipecac is ongoing, and caution should be exercised when using it for therapeutic purposes.
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