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The scientific name of Birthwort: Aristolochia bracteata Lin.
Name of Birthwort in different languages:-
English: Pipevine, Worm killer
Sanscrit: Dhoomrapatra, Nakuli
Malayalam: Aduthodapala-ആടുതൊടാപ്പാല, Mayilchedi.
Pipevine or Birthwort is an evergreen, deciduous woody vines, a strong-scented, leaves powdery green and arrange alternate and cordate, leaf size 3.5 to 7 cms, heart-shaped, flowering and fruiting have seen throughout the year, flowers are growing in the leaf axis, the fruit capsule size 1-15 cm long with many endospermic seeds.
Medicinal uses: To treat -Swelling, Worm, and Wound, an antidote for snake bites.
Chemical content: Aristalocin, Alkaloids, Potassium Chloride, Potassium Nitrate etc.,
Useful plant parts:
Alkaloid, Aristalochin, Aristolochic acid, Purgative.
Used in the treatments of Vatha, Kapha and Pitha disorders, intestinal worms, syphilis, gonorrhea, Menstrual disorders, Skin disorders and Snake bite.
How to prepare medicines:
The whole plant's dried powder mixed with water can drink to control over menses, it can used to reduce the menstrual problems, it can control worm disturbance, dried root powder is better for delivery time. Mix with castor oil is capable of treat VD. It is capable of control Tridoshas