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The scientific name of Bridelia: Bridelia scandens (Roxb.) Willd

Synonyms: Bridelia stipularis Bl., Cluytia scandens Roxb.

Name of Bridelia in different languages:-

English: Bridelia

Hindi: Kangiabe

Sanskrit: Chikni, ghonta

Malayalam: Cherupanichi-ചെറുപനച്ചി.

Plant description:

It is climbing large climbing, evergreen shrub and is distributed in Western ghats, South Canera and Mysore to Travancore, more or less scandent; branches straight or flexuous, usually tomentose; leaves alternate, petioles stout, tomentose, lamina elliptic, undulate or repand, glabrous or pendulous or puberulous above or subcoriaceous; flowers monoecious, green, often in long panicled spikes, often subtended by long stipular bracts, male flowers sessile, female flowers pedicelled; fruits bluish black, smooth.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Ovate Margin-Entire Venation-pinnate
 Ovate-Egg-shaped  Margin_Entire  Venation-pinnate

Useful plant parts:

Aerial parts, seed

Medicinal uses:

Pleurisy, asthma, cough, fever, as gargle for sores in mouth, jaundice and anaemia due to pregnancy.

Decoction of bark can cure children cough, asthma and fever.
Gargling of decoction is useful to cure sores in moth.

leaves are useful in jaundice.

The roots of the plant is useful to reducing inflammation.

Chemical content:

Root: Taraxerone, Bark: beta-sitosterol, friedelin

Medicinal properties:


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