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Black Creeper

Scientific name of Black Creeper: Ichnocarpus frutescens

Name of Black Creeper in different languages:-

Sanskrit: अनंत Ananta, Bhadra, Chandanagopa

Hindi: कालीदूधी Kalidudhi, श्यामलता Shyamalata

Malayalam: Palvalli-പാൽവല്ലി, Karivally-കരിവള്ളി 

Tamil: Paravalli, Udarkkoti

Plant description:

Black Creeper is an evergreen woody vine or shrub, with milky sap. Leaves are smooth and dark green, elliptic-oblong or lance-shaped, apex acute, base rounded, up to 10 cm long and 5 cm wide. Flowers are white, about 1 cm across, borne in clusters flowering season is August-December.

Useful plant parts:

Root, sap

Medicinal uses:

Blood purification, to treat diabetics, rheumatism, asthma, cholera, fever, and tumors

Chemical contents:

Hypoglycemic, hypolipidemic, antioxidant, flavonoids, phytosterols, gallotannins, ellagic acids, phenolic acids

 

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