, Ipomoea marginata
Laksmana is a slender climber with heart shaped leaves and violet coloured flowers, closely related to morning glories. It has long been used in Kerala and is one of the ten sacred flowers of Kerala. It is found throughout India in the plains, especially on the bank of stream and rivers.
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
||Triangular-cordiform, 5-8 by 3-5 cm, apex acute-apiculate, base cordate, thinly pubescent, petiole 1-2 cm long.
||Color and composition
||Cymes sub-umbellate. Sepals sub-equal, obovate, glabrous. Corolla pinkish-white, c. 3 cm across, salver-form. Stamens included.
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