Red Creeper

Scientific name of Red Creeper: Ventilago maderaspatana

Name of Red Creeper in different languages:-

English: Red Creeper

Sanskrit: रक्तवल्ली Raktavalli, दिनेसवल्ली Dinesavalli

Hindi: पित्ती Pitti, केंवटी कालीबेल Kenwti kalibel

Tamil: Surulbattaikkoti, Vempadam Tam

Malayalam: Vempata, Marappattikody

Plant description:

It is a large evergreen climber or climbing shrub, found throughout the hotter regions of India, branches extensive, hanging from forest tree, the leaves are Simple, Elliptic, margin entire, leaf Bases Obtuse, apices acute. The flower occurs in the terminal or axillary panicles, fragrant, yellow. Flowering from December to March and July to November. The fruit a samara, with globose nut, wings oblong, obtuse, single Seed 1, globose, fruiting throughout the year.

Useful plant parts:

Seed, Rhizomes, roots

Leaf Arrangement


Shape-Elliptic Margin-Entire Venation-Reticulated
 longitudinal  Margin_Entire  Recticulate


Medicinal uses:

To treat blood and heart related diseases, cough, rheumatism, wounds, micosal, irritation, nausea and vomiting

Medicinal properties:

Antibacterial, teratogenic, hypotensive

Chemical contents:

Dihydroxy-3-methylanthraquinone, ventiloquinone, stigmasterol, islandicin, parietin, emodin, catenarin, skyrin

it used as an ingredient in the preparation of  the Ayurveda medicines like:

Dineseladi Velichenna

Dineseladi Keram

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