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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
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:-