White day glory

The scientific name of White day glory: Operculina turpethum, Merremia turpethum.

Name of White Day Glory in different languages:-

English: Turpeth, Indian Jalap, St. Thomas lid pod, transparent wood rose.

Sanskrit: Kalaparni, Tripudy

Hindi: निशोथ nisoth, पनिला panila, पिठोरी pitohri

Malayalam: Kuzhalkonna- കുഴൽക്കൊന്ന, Trikolpakonna ത്രികോൽപ്പക്കൊന്ന.

Plant description:

White day glory- Merremia Turpethum is a perennial herb with hairy vines found the altitudes below 100 meters., growing up to 5 meters in length. The leaves are alternate, ovate, oblong, and cordate at the base. The flowers are white and large, axillary. Fruit is a capsule; dried root is a useful part of this plant.

Useful plant parts:


Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Cordate Margin-Entire Venation-palmate

Medicinal uses:  

To treat Fever, used as a purgative(Virechana) medicine.

Chemical content:

Mild laxative.

Ayurveda Uses of White Day Glory- Merremia Turpethum

Operculina turpethum, commonly known as turpeth or Indian jalap, is a plant that has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for various purposes.

Here are some of the traditional uses of Operculina turpethum in Ayurveda:

1. Laxative: The root of Operculina turpethum is known for its strong purgative properties. It is used to treat constipation and to clear the bowels.

2. Detoxification: It is believed to have detoxifying properties and is used in formulations to remove toxins from the body.

3. Rheumatism: Operculina turpethum is used in Ayurvedic formulations for treating rheumatic conditions. It is believed to have anti-inflammatory properties.

4. Digestive Disorders: It is used to treat digestive disorders, including indigestion, flatulence, and bloating.

5. Skin Conditions: In Ayurveda, it is used for certain skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis due to its purifying properties.

6. Respiratory Issues: It is used in certain formulations for respiratory ailments, although its use in these cases should be done under the guidance of a qualified practitioner.

7. Obesity: It is sometimes included in formulations for weight management.

8. Worm Infestations: Traditionally, it has been used to treat intestinal worm infestations.

9. Amenorrhea and Dysmenorrhea: It is sometimes used to regulate menstrual cycles and alleviate menstrual pain.

10. Fever: In some cases, it may be used to reduce fever.

11. Hemorrhoids: It may be used in certain formulations for the treatment of hemorrhoids.

Please note that while Operculina turpethum has a long history of use in Ayurvedic medicine, it’s important to consult a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner or healthcare professional before using it, as improper use or dosage can lead to adverse effects. Additionally, scientific research on the efficacy and safety of Operculina turpethum is limited, so caution is advised.

White day glory is one of the ingredients in Ayurveda medicines like-

Abhayarishtam Clearout Tablets Kankayan Vati
Alargin  Tablets Dadhika Gritha Krimighatini vati
Aravindasavam Danwantharam Gritham Maha Panchagavya Ghrita
Ardraka Gritham Dasamoolapanchakoladi kahsayam Punarnava Mandur
Brahmi Gritha Dasamoolarishtam Raktansoo Tablets
Brenitone Tablets Em Gesta Tablets Sarvamayanthaka Ghritam
Brihat Dashamoola Tailam Grahanamihira Taila Triyiandyadi Kashayam
Brihat marichadi Taila Kaisoragulgulu Vattu Virechana Gulika

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