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Indian birthwort

Scientific name of Indian birthwort: Aristolochia indica 

Name of Indianbirth wort in different languages:-

English: Aristolochia

Sanskrit: Sunanda

Hindi: Eswaramooli, Ishwar mul.

Malayalam: Garudakkodi-ഗരുഡക്കൊടി, Eswaramulla-ഈശ്വരമുല്ല, Karalakam-കരളകം, Urithookki -ഉറിതൂക്കി)

Plant description:

It is a perennial climber shrub; it reaches at the height of 5 m. to 7 m. on trees, at the altitude of 600 m., and cover with thick foliage. The flowers are yellowish brown, once a year to produce seeds.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Lanceolate Margin-Entire Venation-pinnate
 Margin_Entire  parallel2

Useful plant parts:

Whole plant, leaf, roots, rhizomes

Medicinal Uses:

Indigestion, Blood pressure, Skin diseases, Snake bites, Diarrhea, fever, inflammation, Bronchial asthma relieving Rhumatic(Vata) diseases, bronchial asthma and cough, Gastric problem.

Chemical content:

Aristolochic acid

How to prepare medicines:

It is the one of the ingredients in the Ayurveda medicines like-

Maha Vishagarbha Tailam

Neelikadi Tailam 


Mathala Rasayanam

Neeli Grutham

Maha Vishagarbha Tailam

Neelikadi Tailam

Paranthyadi Thailam

Neelidalathi Thailam


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