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Hiptage benghalensis - Madhavi lata

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Madhavilata, Hiptage benghalensis

Madhavilata, is a woody climber with fragrant yellow-white flowers and 3-winged wind dispersed seeds found in India, South-East Asia and the Philippines.

Uses

Wounds, Ulcers, Burning sensation, Cough, {{Uses|Asthma} [1]

Parts Used

{{Parts Used|Bark}, Leaves, Flowers.

Chemical Composition

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada adaraganjee hambu, madhavi lathe
Hindi madhumalati
Malayalam Chittilakody, Njarambodal, Pongapoo, Seethambu, Sitampu
Tamil Vasantakaala malligaim adigandi, adimattam, atikam, atikamali, atikamalikkoti
Telugu adavi puttangi, athimutamu, atimutamu, bandi guriginja
Marathi haladvel, madhavlata, madhumaalathi
Gujarathi
Punjabi
Kashmiri
Sanskrit bhramarotsava, bhumimandapa, madhavilata, malati, vasanti
English Hiptage, Helicopter Flower

[2]

Properties

Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.

Dravya

Rasa

Guna

Veerya

Vipaka

Karma

Prabhava

Habit

Climber

Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature
Simple Opposite Leaves opposite 7-12 x 2.5-5 cm, elliptic-oblong to lanceolate, base attenuate or obtuse, apex acuminate, with a pair of glands on petioles at the base of lamina.

[3]

Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Bisexual Axillary or terminal racemes White and yellow 10 Sepals 5, 6-7 mm long, oblong, one larger with a large gland at the base outside. Petals 5, white, 1.5-2 x 1.2-1.5 cm, clawed, reflexed, margin crisped. Stamens 10, unequal, 0.8-1.5 cm long; filaments united at base. Ovary 3-celled, 3-lobed, 4-6 mm long; style c. 1.8 cm long; stigma capitate

Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
Samara 4 x 2 cm Fruit a 3-winged samara, one wing larger Seeds 0.8-1 cm across, globose.

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

Seeds, Cuttings

How to plant/cultivate

Propagation occurs via seeds or cuttings. The seeds are readily dispersed by wind. [4]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Tropical area, Sub tropical area

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References

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