Synonyms: Pogonia flabelliformis, P. carinata
English: Single leaf lotus
Malayalam: Orilathamara-ഒരില താമര
It is a terrestrial herb throughout Travancore, with like heart-shaped, single, lotus leaf-like leaf raised on a long stalk with sub-globose white fleshy tubers, simple, orbicular or sub-reniform, base cordate, 13 or more ribbed, margin wavy, almost coarsely toothed, 10 to 25 cm diameter, Petiole 10-20 cm long, sepals and petals pale green veined with purple, lip white 3-lobed about the middle, veined with purple, tinged with yellow near the base, mid lobe ovate, acute, crisped, hairy.
Useful plant parts: Whole plant
Medicinal uses: To treat uropathy, colic, mental instability, asthma, lithiasis, epileptic fits
Medicinal properties: Galactogogue, uterine tonic, diuretic
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