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Family: Linaceae
Botanical name: Hugonia mystax Linn.
PLANT NAME IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES
Sanskrit: Kamsamara
English: Climbing flax
Hindi:
Malayalam: Kartotti, Motirakkanni
MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
A rambling scandent scrub with yellow tomentose twigs; branchlets horizontal provided with a pair of strong circinate hooks; leaves simple, alternate, elliptic-obovate glabrous and penninerved; flowers yellow at the ends of the branchlets, pedicels short, clothed with soft yellow hairs, petals many times longer than the sepals; fruits globose fleshy drupes, seeds 2 or 3 compressed.
The roots are astringent, bitter, sweet, febrifuge and anthelmintic. They are useful in fever, verminosis and vitiated conditions of vata, externally as a past for inflammations and used swelling due to viper bite.
Kartotti
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