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Climbing flax

Scientific name of Climbing flax: Hugonia mystax 

Name of Climbing flax in different languages:-

English: Climbing flax

Sanscrit: Kamsamara, Kamsamarah

Malayalam: Karkotti- കാർക്കോട്ടി Kartotti, Motirakkanni-മോതിരക്കണ്ണി 

Tamil: Motirakkanni

Plant description:

Climbing flax is a climbing shrub. Leaves alternately arranged, tapering at base, obtuse at apex, sized to 3 to 8 cm long and 1 to 3.5 cm broad, petioles 4 mm long and hairy, with branches yellow, horizontal with leaflets towards base. Flowering is April to July and fruiting is August to October. Seeds are globe shaped drupe and orange to red in color when ripe.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Oblong, Elliptic Margin-Entire Venation-Reticulated
longitudinal  Margin_Entire  Recticulate


Useful plant parts:

Whole plant, seeds, root

Medicinal uses:

Useful in fever, verminosis and vitiated conditions of Vata, inflammations and viper bite.

Medicinal properties: 

Astringent, anthelmintic, bitter, febrifuge and sweet

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