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Family: Convolvulaceae
Genus: Ipomoea
Botanical name: Ipomoea quamoclit
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
Sanskrit: Kamalata
Hindi: Kamlata, Sitakesh
English: Cypress vine, Cypressvine morning glory, Cardinal creeper, Cardinal vine, Star glory
Malayalam: Nakshathramulla, Aakaasamulla
MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Cypress vine is an annual or perennial, herbaceous, twining vine growing to 1–3 m tall. The leaves are 2–9 cm long, deeply lobed (nearly pinnate), with 9-19 lobes on each side of the leaf. The flowers are 3–4 cm long and 2 cm in diameter, trumpet-shaped with five points, and can be red, pink or white. It flowers in summer and fall.
The plant is considered cooling and purgative; used in cancer and Brest pain. Pounded leaves are applied to bleeding piles and as a plaster to carbuncles.
Ipomoea quamoclit
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