English: Red Creeper
Sanskrit: रक्तवल्ली Raktavalli, दिनेसवल्ली Dinesavalli
Hindi: पित्ती Pitti, केंवटी कालीबेल Kenwti kalibel
Tamil: Surulbattaikkoti, Vempadam Tam
Malayalam: Vempata, Marappattikody
It is a large evergreen climber or climbing shrub, found throughout the hotter regions of India, The branches are extensive, hang from forest trees, the leaves are Simple and elliptic, the margin is entire, the leaf Bases Obtuse, and the apices are acute. The flower occurs in the terminal or axillary panicles, fragrant, and yellow. Flowering from December to March and July to November. The fruit is a samara, with a globose nut, wings oblong, obtuse, single Seed 1, globose, fruiting throughout the year.
Useful plant parts:
Seed, Rhizomes, roots
To treat blood and heart-related diseases, cough, rheumatism, wounds, mucosal, irritation, nausea, and vomiting
Antibacterial, teratogenic, hypotensive
Dihydroxy-3-methylanthraquinone, ventiloquinone, stigmasterol, islandicin, parietin, emodin, catenarin, skyrin.
Here are some of its traditional Ayurvedic uses:
As with any herbal remedy, it is crucial to consult with a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner or healthcare provider before using Red Creeper or any other herb for medicinal purposes. They can provide personalized advice on dosage, preparation methods, and potential interactions with other medications or conditions.
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