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Purple Heart Glory

Scientific name of Purple Heart Glory: Ipomoea sepiaria

Name of Purple Heart Glory in different languages:-

Sanskrit: Lakshmana, Asrabinduchada, Klitani, Putrada, Nagini.

English: Ipomoea, Heart glory leaf.

Hindi: Bankalmi.

Malayalam: Tiruthali - തിരുതാളി

Plant description:

Ipomoea or Tiruthaly commonly found in the altitude below 150 m. near stream and lakes, it is perennial climber vine with heart-shaped green leaves 2.5 to 7.5 cm long and 2.2 to 5.7 cm wide, stems are thin, brownish, flowers are cream in color, 2.5 to 4 cm long. This plant spreading over walls, plants, fence etc,. It is one among the Dasaspushpam in Ayurveda herbal combination.

Useful plant parts:

Flower, whole plant.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Cordate Margin-Entire Venation-Arcuate
 Cordate-heartshaped  Margin_Entire  arcuate

Medicinal uses:

To treat uterus disorders swelling in the body due to viper bite, pita disorders, infertility, skin diseases, dysentery.

Chemical content:

Antidote of Arsenic poison.

How to prepare medicines:

One of Dasaspushpam

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

Brihat Phala Ghrita

Phal Kalyan Ghrita


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