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Dwarf Morning Glory

Scientific name of Dwarf Morning Glory: Evolvulus-nummularius

Name of Dwarf Morning Glory in different languages:-

Sanskrit: Vishnugandhi, Dankuni Plant, Shaivala

Hindi: Visnukrantha, Shyamakrantha

Tamil: Vishnukranthi

Malayalam: Vishnukranthi-വിഷ്ണുക്രാന്തി 

Plant description:

It is a slender, less branched, spreading or sometime ascending, usually hairy herb. The leaves are densely clothed, white, and silky hairs, Lancelot to ovate, and grow up to 1 cm in length the apex is blunt with pointed and the base is tapered. The stems are growing up to 70 centimeters long. The flowers are pale blue, five petaled, center white and about 8 mm in diameter. The fruit is capsule, oblong, and contains 4 seeds.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Rounded Margin-Entire Venation-pinnate
 rounded1  Margin_Entire  Venation-pinnate


Useful plant parts:

Whole plant

Medicinal uses:

Gastric disorders like dysentery, Enhance memory, Bronchial diseases, Anti-poisonous, syphilis, scrofula.

Chemical contents:

Umbelliferone, Anti-oxidants, Scopoletin, Scopolin

it is used as an ingredient to prepare the Ayurveda medicines like:

One of Dasapushpam family


Slender Dwarf Morning Glory


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