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Family: Convolvulaceae (Morning glory family)
Genus: Ipomoea
Botanical name: Ipomoea pes-tigridis
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
Sanskrit:
Hindi: Panchpatia
English: Tiger Foot, Morning Glory
Malayalam: Pulichuvatdi, Pulichuvatu
MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Tiger Foot Morning Glory is a twining, herbaceous, hairy, annual vine, all parts being more or less covered with rather long, spreading, pale, or brownish hairs. Leaves are somewhat rounded in outline, 6 to 10 centimeters in diameter, palmately 5- to 9-lobed, heart-shaped at the base and somewhat hairy on both surfaces. Lobes of the blade are elliptic, with narrowed base and rounded sinuses. Flowers occur in axillary heads usually only one opening at a time. Calyx is green and about 1 centimetre long. Corolla is white and 4 centimeters long, the limb about 3 centimeters in diameter. Fruit is rounded, 6 to 7 mm in diameter.
In India, used for wound healing. The Kerala tribe use the herb for various painful conditions - headaches, swellings, poisonous stings, snake bites, etc.
Ipomoea pes-tigridis
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