Tick Clover

The scientific name of Tick Clover: Desmodium Triflorum

Name of Tick Clover in different languages:-

English: Tick Trefoil

Sanskrit: tripathi

Hindi: Nallar

Malayalam: Nilamparanda നീലമ്പരണ്ട, Asthisamhari അസ്ഥിസംഹാരി

Plant Description:

Leaf Arrangement


Shape-Ovate Margin-Entire Venation-pinnate
 Margin_Entire  Venation-pinnate

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

Tick Clover is one of the ingredients in Ayurveda medicines like-

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