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Tinospora crispa is a deciduous climbing shrub producing stems up to 15 metres long. The stems are up to 1cm thick. The plant often produces aerial roots from its stems, these can grow down 10 metres or more to root into the soil. A very popular medicinal plant in southeast Asia, where the plant is commonly gathered from the wild. The plant is also cultivated, especially in Thailand, India and Sri Lanka.
- 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
Phytochemical investigations of the stems of Tinospora crispa led to the isolation of one new aporphine alkaloid, N-formylasimilobine 2-O-beta-D-glucopyranoside (1), along with six known alkaloids, N-formylasimilobine 2-O-beta-D-glucopyranosyl-(1 --> 2)-beta-D-glucopyranoside (2) (tinoscorside A), N-formylanonaine.
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
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List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if seed is required.