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Ipomoea marginata - Laksmana

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Laksmana, Ipomoea marginata

Laksmanais 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 (Dasapushpa) it is found throughout India in the plains, especially on the bank of stream and rivers.

Uses

Female sterility [1]

Parts Used

Leaves

Chemical Composition

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada thali keere soppu
Hindi ban kalami
Malayalam tiru-tali, tirutali
Tamil
Telugu metta thuti, tella thuti
Marathi NA
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit laksmana, sitavalli, vrsaparnika
English

[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 alternate triangular-cordiform, 5-8 by 3-5 cm, apex acute-apiculate, base cordate, thinly pubescent, petiole 1-2 cm long.

[3]

Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Bisexual Cyme Pinkish white Cymes sub-umbellate. Sepals sub-equal, obovate, glabrous. Corolla pinkish-white, c. 3 cm across, salver-form. Stamens included.

Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
Capsule Globose Seeds pubescent {{{6}}}

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

Seeds

How to plant/cultivate

Season to grow

Soil type

Propagation

Commonly seen growing in areas

Tropical area

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References

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