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Climbing milk weed

Scientific name of Climbing milk weed: Sarcostemma acidum

Name of climbing milk weed in different languages:-

English: Leafless East-Indian Vine, Soma lata

Sanskrit: सोमलता Somlata, सोमवल्ली Somavalli

Hindi: सोमा Soma, सोमलता Somlata

Tamil: : Kodikkalli, Somamum

Malayalam: Somalatha-സോമലത

Plant description:

Climbing milkweed is a climber vine; leaf less stems grew up to 2 m long, green or gray, hairless. Flower are found in in axils, 6 to 15 pale yellow flowered, on 3 to 5 mm long stalks borne at branch apex, petals ovate-oblong or oblong-lance-shaped,  hairless , flowers occurs in March-November. Seed are pods, lance shaped in outline about 15 cm long and 1 cm, the seeds are ovate, about 3mm and 2 mm.

Useful plant parts: Roots, stem, bark

Medicinal uses: Used in the treatment of respiratory disorders like mild bronchospasms, allergic rhinitis, common cold, viral infection, mental diseases, and sinusitis.

Chemical content: Ligans, Pregnane glycosides

Climbing milk weed is used as an ingredient in the Ayurvedic medicines like:-

Manasamithra vatakam

Maha Vishagarbha Tailam

Shwas Kalp Tablets

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