Raj Patha

Scientific name of Raj Patha: Cyclea peltata

Name of Raj Patha  in different languages:-

Sanskrit: Bruhat Patha, akaisika, ambastha, ambasthaki

English: Buckler-leaved moon-seed, Pada

Hindi: Raj Patha, Padhi, Padha

Malayalam: Padavalli (Kizhangu) പാടവള്ളി, പാടക്കിഴങ്ങ്

Plant description:

Patha- Pada-Cyclea peltata is a soft, climber vine. Leaves are dark green triangular, alternately arranged and sized up to 10 cm long and 3.75 cm wide, flowers are pale yellow, unisexual, found in leaf axils. The fruits are ovoid, brown in color.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-heart shaped Margin-Entire Venation-palmate

Useful plant parts:

Rhizome, root, stem, and leaf.

Medicinal uses:

Brain tonic, to treat skin problems, indigestion, abdominal pain, diarrhea, dysentery etc.

Chemical content:

Cycleamine, cycleapeltine, cycleadrine, cycleacurine, chondocurine, isotetradrine, perpamine, burmannaline, Fangchinoline, magnoflorine etc.

How to prepare medicines:

It is e one of the ingredient in the Ayurveda medicines like-

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