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Ipomoea aquatica

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Ipomoea aquatica is a fast-growing, annual or perennial plant with prostrate stems 2 - 3 metres long. The plant roots freely at the nodes and can form large clumps of growth.

Uses

Coughs, Fever, Sores, Boils, Ringworm, Haemorrhoids.[1]

Parts Used

Leaves, Young shoots.

Chemical Composition

[2]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada Chanthion
Hindi Nali
Malayalam
Tamil Sarkaraivalli
Telugu Tutikura
Marathi Nalichi
Gujarathi
Punjabi
Kashmiri
Sanskrit Karemu
English Water Morning Glory


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

Perennial

Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature

[3]

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, Cuttings of young shoots.

How to plant/cultivate

Swamp morning glory is a plant of the moist to wet, lowland tropics, where it is found at elevations up to 1,000 metres. It grows best in areas where annual daytime temperatures are within the range 15 - 35°c, but can tolerate 10 - 40°c.[4]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Inundated localities, Marshy, Shallow pools, Ditches, Rice fields.

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References

  1. Indian Medicinal Plants by C.P.Khare
  2. [Chemistry]
  3. [Morphology]
  4. Cultivation

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