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The scientific name of Bread flower: Vallaris solanacea (Roth)

Synonyms: Peltanthera solanacea, Vallaris heynei

Family: Apocynaceae

Name of in different languages:

English: Bread flower

Sanskrit: Bhadravalli, Ajasringi

Hindi: दूधी की बेल Dudhi ki bel, Ramsur

Tamil: Adukottappalai

Malayalam: Adukottappala-ആടുകൊട്ടപ്പാല

Useful plant parts:

Root, flowers

Plant description:

It is a climbing shrub hairy, stems are covered with spotted bark, grey in colour, produces a white latex when break. leaves are arranged Oppositely, shape elliptic-oblong size to 5 x 2 inch. Flowers are bowl-shaped, colour White, fragrant,1 inch across, occur in 3 to 6 flowered cymes in the leaf axils,5 sepals, up to 2.5 mm long,
flowering is December-April.

Chemical content:

Tannins, saponins, steroids, alkaloids and glycosides.

Medicinal properties:

Analgesic, Antiinflammatory and antidiarrhoeal

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

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