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Arrow-leaf Morning Glory

Scientific name of Arrow-leaf Morning Glory: Xenostegia tridentata/Merrimia tridentata

Name of Arrow-leaf Morning Glory in different languages:-

English: African Morning vine

Malayalam: Prasarini-പ്രസാരണി, Talaneeli-താലനീലി.

Sanskrit: Prasarini.

Tamil: Thirippanpullu

Plant description

Arrow-leaf Morning Glory is a slender, perennial climbing vine, found throughout India,  found as a weed in the abandoned area, plane lands, ground area and deep sandy areas, spreading over other plants. It grows up to 2 meters long.  The leaves are linear, up to 10cm long and 1cm wide, tapered both ends, arranged alternately and opposite and base arrow-shaped,  tooth-like base, margin three-lobed. The stem is pale brown and slender about 1 mm diameter. The flowers are Small, pale yellow, up to 6 cm long stalks, with funnel-shaped with a maroon to brown center. The fruits are capsule shaped, globose, contain 2 to 4 seeds.

Leaf Arrangement of Thalaneely

Shape-Hastate Margin-Entire Venation-Recticulate
 Hastate-Triangular-with-basel-lobs  Margin_Entire  Recticulate


Useful plant parts:

Whole plant

Medicinal uses: 

Used in the treatments of Vatha conditions such as 'Amavata', 'Avabahuka', to increase renal function and urinary related diseases.

Chemical Constituents:

Flavanoidis-Lutedin,Diosmetion,  dissmetin – 7-O-β-D- Glucoside.

Medicinal Properties:

Anti-diabetic,Anti-lipidperoxidative, Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory.

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