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Indian ipepac is a slender, hairy or glabrous branching climber, producing stems up to 1.5 metres tall from a short rhizome that is 3 - 4mm thick. The plant is used locally as a source of fibre and medicines. It belongs to Asclepiadaceae.
- 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
It contains the non-alkaloidal compounds isolated from Tylophora indica are kaempferol, quercetin, α- and β- amyrins, tetratriacontanol, octaosanyl octacosanoate, sigmasterol.
|Kannada||ಅಡುಮುಟ್ಟದಗಿಡ Adumuttadagida, ಅಂತಮೂಲ Antamula,|
|Hindi||Antamul, Jangli pikvan|
|Telugu||Kakkupala, Meka meyyani aaku|
|Marathi||Khadaki rasna, Pitamari|
|English||Indian ipecac, Indian ipecacuanha|
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
|Ovate-Oblong to elliptic oblong||Heart shaped at base||Velvety Beneath when young|
|Type||Size||Color and composition||Stamen||More information|
|Oblong||Greenish-Yellow||Flowering season is June-February|
|Ovoid||Lanceshaped||Follicle||Fruiting season is June-February|
List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
A plant of mainly lowland elevations in the tropics, though it can be found at elevations up to 900 metres.