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Crab’s Eye Plant
The scientific name of Crab's Eye Plant: Abrus Precatorius.
Name of Crab's Eye Plant in different languages:-
English: Coral bead vine, Rosary pea, Indian liquorice.
Sanscrit: गुंजा Gunjaa
Hindi: रत्ती Ratti, गुंची Gunchi
Malayalam: Kunni കുന്നി
Tamil: குந்து மணி kundu mani
Plant description of Crab's Eye plant:
Crab's Eye plant is a perennial climber vine, woody, commonly found as a weed of roadsides, waste areas in the higher rainfall areas like WesternGhats. It is a climber vine with slender stems. Leaves have several pairs of small leaflets. Flowers are about 10 mm long and pea-shaped, whitish or pink found as clusters. Seeds are containing in pods 20 to 35 mm long with a rough surface texture, contains a number of red and black coloured seeds, 5 to 7 mm long. It is a highly toxic (abrin) plant, the seeds contain poison which is even able to kill a healthy man.
Useful plant parts:
Root, leaf, seed and oil
Inflammation, irregular mensuration, fevers, coughs and cold, to increase erotic desire in men, used in the treatments of gonorrhoea, jaundice, haemoglobinuria bile, hair growth, Dandruff, Dental caries, treat frozen shoulder, scrofula, erysipelas and skin diseases.
Cycloartenol, Delphinidin, Gallic acid, Glycyrrhizin, Hypaphorine, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and analgesic potential, quinines, flavonoids, anthocyanins and sotlavanoids.
Anti-tumorous - It prevents grow of tumours
Insecticidal - It is a toxic
How to prepare medicines:
It is used as an ingredient in Indian Ayurveda hair products.
Root extraction is used in the treatments of eye diseases.