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Family: Passifloraceae (Passion flower family)
Genus: Adenia
Botanical name: Adenia hondala Adenia palmata, Modecca palmata
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
Sanskrit: vidari
Hindi:
English: Hondala
Malayalam: Karimutukk
MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
Hondala is a large tuberous, woody climber. Stems are thick at nodes, leaf large and deeply palmately lobed. Flowers are large, greenish, bell-shaped with petals curled back. Fruit is green when immature, orange when ripe. The close resemblance of the fruit to the passion fruit is partly responsible for the accidental poisoning among children. Hondala is found in South India and Sri Lanka
Juice of the leaves and roots is used in skin troubles. Roots are reported to be used as an ingredient in tonic.
Hondala
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