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Scientific name of Heartleaf: Monochoria vaginalis 

Name of Heartleaf  in different languages:

English: Oval-leafed pondweed

Sanskrit: Kuvalayam, Endeevara, Nilolpala

Hindi: Nilolpal

Malayalam: Karimkoovalam കരിങ്കൂവളം, Nilolpalam നീലോല്പലം

Plant description of Heart leaf Plant:

Oval Leaf Pond weed is an aquatic or marshy, perennial herb, grows to 50 cm tall. leaves are glossy green, ovate, sized to 2 to 12.5 cm long and 1 to 10 cm in width, Flowers are blue or lilac, sized 3 to 25 cm, flowering season is August to March. The roots are the most useful part in the treatment of various diseases.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Heartshaped Margin-Entire Venation-Longitudinal
 heartshaped  Margin_Entire  Venation-Longitudinal

Useful plant parts:

Flower, leaf, stem and root.

Medicinal uses of Heart leaf: 

To treat Pitta, burns, fever and scurvy etc.

Used as an Ingredient in:-

Neelolpaldi Thailam

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