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Argyreia nervosa - Bastāntrī, Elephant creeper
Bastāntrī consist of dried root of Argyreia nervosa (Burm.f.) Boj. syn. A. speciosa Sweet. (Fam. Convolvulaceae), a woody climber with stout stems, extensively planted in garden along trellises and walls and also found wild as an escape.
- 1 Uses
- 2 Parts Used
- 3 Chemical Composition
- 4 Common names
- 5 Properties
- 6 Habit
- 7 Identification
- 8 List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
- 9 Where to get the saplings
- 10 Mode of Propagation
- 11 How to plant/cultivate
- 12 Commonly seen growing in areas
- 13 Photo Gallery
- 14 References
- 15 External Links
The plant contains tannins and resin. The seeds are reported to contain alkaloids, chanoclavine, ergine, ergonovine and isoergine.
|Hindi||Samandar-kaa-paat, Samundarsosh, Ghaavapattaa, Vidhaaraa|
|Malayalam||Samudra Pacchha, Samudra-Pala, Marikkunn Marututari|
|Sanskrit||Vrḍdhadāru, Antaha Koṭarapuṣpī, Chāgalāntrī|
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
Tikta, Kaṣāya, Kaṭu
Balya, Medhya, Rucya, Svarya, Vātahara, Vraṇaṣodhaka, Asthisandhānakāri, Agnikara, Kīntikara, Viṣaghna
|Cordate||Oblong||Measuring 15 – 25 cm long and 13 – 20 cm wide, Upper side of leaves is green and glabrous|
|Type||Size||Color and composition||Stamen||More information|
|Trumpet||5 cm wide||Pink or blue to purple||Darker purple in the centre. Flowers are located at the tips and are arranged in inflorescence known as cymes|
|Dry round||2 cm wide||Classified as a capsule||4 - 6 seeds|
List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
- Miīraka Sneha
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
Succeeds in moist tropical and subtropical regions.