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Aristolochia grandiflora - Duck flower

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Aristolochia grandiflora

Aristolochia grandiflora is the pelican flower and it is a deciduous vine with one of the world's largest flowers that emits an odor that smells like rotting meat, attracting flies.

Uses

Increase sexual desire, Snakebite, Intestinal pain, Gallbladder pain, Arthritis, Gout, Achy joints, Rheumatism, Eczema, Weight loss, Wounds.

Parts Used

Stem, Leaves, Roots.

Chemical Composition

It includs aristolochic acids and esters, aristolactams, aporphines, protoberberines, isoquinolines, benzylisoquinolines, amides, flavonoids, lignans, biphenyl ethers, coumarins, tetralones, terpenoids, benzenoids, steroids, and others[1]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada Isvaberusa
Hindi Hookbel
Malayalam
Tamil Isvaramuli
Telugu Esvaraveru
Marathi
Gujarathi
Punjabi
Kashmiri
Sanskrit Gandhanakuli
English


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

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Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
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Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

Seeds, Softwood cuttings.

How to plant/cultivate

A plant of the lowland tropics, where it is found at elevations up to 600 metres. Prefers a well-drained, humus-rich, loamy soil and a position in full sun or partial shade[3]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Along streams, Secondary-growth thickets, Steam banks.

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