English: Tick Trefoil
Malayalam: Nilamparanda നീലമ്പരണ്ട, Asthisamhari അസ്ഥിസംഹാരി
Tick Clover or Tick Trefoil (Desmodium triflorum) is a mat-formed, creeper vine, grows straight to the ground, commonly found in plane areas, grounds etc., leaves are green, divided in to three leaflets, small and tri pinnate, oblong, little hairy, 1 cm long and up to 8 mm wide. Flowers are pale pink, petal obovate, size up to 5 mm long. Pods are up to 1.8 cm long and about 2.4 mm wide, the stems are either green or purplish. The seeds are in a pod.
Useful plant parts: Whole plant, root
Medicinal uses : Dysentery, indigestion, diarrhea, Fever, Rheumatism
Chemical contents: Polyphenolic, dimethyltryptamine
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