English: Hedge caper, Indian caper
Tami: கரிந்து Karindu, கருஞ்சூரை-karunchurai
It is a spreading or climbing shrub, much branched grow 3 to 4 m long, pubescent ashy grey hairs.The leaves are elliptic-oblong to ovate, margin entire, base cuneate, 1.5 to 4 cm long and 1- 2 cm broad, little pubescent to glabrous; petiole up to 5 mm long; stipular spines 2 to 5 mm, brown-black and hooked. The flowers found in terminal clusters of 10 to 30, small, and white; pedicels up to 2 cm long. Flowering and fruiting March to October, the fruit is globose, up to 12 mm in diam., dark brown and smooth, usually, 1-2 seeded.
Coughing, toxemia, snakebite, skin diseases, tumors, inflammation
Alkaloids, glycosides, tannins, flavonoids, steroids, and saponins.
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