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Wax Leaved Climber

Scientific name of Wax Leaved Climber: Cryptolepis dubia

Name of Wax Leaved Climber in different languages:-

English: Indian milk vine

Sanskrit: कृष्णसारिव krishnasariva

Hindi: Kaleesar, Kalee Anantmool

Malayalam: Adavippala-അടവിപ്പാല, കളിപ്പാൽവള്ളി, കാട്ടുപാൽവള്ളി, ചെറുപാൽവള്ളി, പാൽവള്ളി

Plant description:

Indian sarsaparilla is a tropical climber vine with flat waxy smooth leaves and a thin stem with lot of latex in both leaf and stem. Flower is small and white in color, seeds contain in pouch like bean with the shape of chilly, with cotton wings to travel in the wind to spread.

Useful plant parts:


Chemical contents: 

Germanicol docosanoate, cryptanoside, cardenolide, cryptosin.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Lance Shaped Margin-Entire Venation-Reticulate
 lanceolate-ointed-at-both-ends  Margin_Entire  Recticulate


Medicinal uses:

Anti fungal, Anti bacterial, Anti venom.

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