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Elephant Creeper

Scientific name of Elephant Creeper: Argyreia speciosa

Name of Elephant Creeper in different languages:

English: Hawaiian Baby Woodrose, Woolly Morning Glory.

Sanskrit: Vriddharuka, Vriddhadaru, Vidhara विधारा

Hindi: Adhoguda अधोगुडा

Malayalam: Samudrappacha സാമുദ്രപ്പച്ച

Useful plant parts: root, leaf, whole plant

Plant description:

Elephant Creeper is a perennial climbing vine, commonly found in roadsides or abandoned areas, spreading in the ground, over trees  grow about 20 to 25 meters long, leaves are big, heart-shaped, apex tapered, hairy, thick and green in color, flowers are pink in color, and shaped like a beagle, the central part of the flower is violet in color.

Medicinal uses: Purify blood

Chemical contents: Ergoline, Alkaloids- Ergine

Elephant Creeper is the one of the ingredients in the Ayurveda medicines like-


Bahushala Guda 

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