Indian Ipecac

The Scientific name of Indian Ipecac: Tylophora Indica

Name of Indian Ipecac  in different languages:

English: Milk vine

Sanskrit: Arkaparni, Lataksiri, Shwasaghni

Hindi: अंतमूल Antamul, Jangli pikvam

Malayalam: Vallippala വള്ളിപ്പാല

Plant description:

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.

Leaf Arrangement


Shape-Ovate Margin-Entire Venation-Reticulate
 oblong-ovate  Margin_Entire  Recticulate


Useful plant parts:

Root, leaf

Medicinal uses:

Modern studies show that its ability to treat and prevent Leukemia, and also useful to treat bronchial asthma, inflammation, bronchitis, allergies, dermatitis, loose motion, rheumatic pain, rabies infection etc.

Chemical content:

Alkaloids including Tylophoronidin

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