Littoral bind weed

Scientific name ofLittoral bind weed: Cressa cretica

Name of Littoral bindweed in different languages:-

English: Littoral bindweed

Sanskrit: Rudandi, Rudandika

Hindi: Rudravanti, Lana

Tamil: Uppucanakai

Malayalam: Azhukanni-അഴുകണ്ണി

Plant description:

It is small herb, an erect, grow up to 40 cm in height, slender and much branched with hairy stem; the are leaves simple, sub sessile, numerous, ovate, apex acute, densely silky and up to 9 mm long and 6 mm wide; flower are white, in clusters in the axils, corolla lobed, hairy on the the tip; fruits are ovoid capsules, pointed found at the apex; seeds are solitary.

Useful plant parts:

Whole plant

Medicinal uses:

To treat Jaundice, scabies, Diabetes, constipation, to pacify vitiated Kapha and pitta, consumption, urethrorrhea, dyspepsia, colic, anorexia, helminthiasis, anemia, diabetes, leprosy, asthma, bronchitis, general debility, flatulence, etc.

Medicinal properties:

Blood purifier, anthelmintic, expectorant, carminative, digestive, alterant, stomachic, aphrodisiac, acrid, thermogenic, haematinic, and tonic

Used as an ingredient to prepare the Ayurveda medicines like:

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