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Diplocyclos palmatus

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Diplocyclos palmatus is a perenial climber with hairless stem becoming thickened and white dotted on the ridges when older. It is a short-lived, perennial climbing plant. The stems scramble over the ground, climbing into the surrounding vegetation where it attaches itself by means of tendrils.


Fever, Dysentery, Sexual problems, Asthma, Constipation[1].


Diplocyclos palmatus can be used in Food. Young leaves are cooked as vegetable[2].

Parts Used

Chemical Composition

It contains the following constituents Aalkaloids, Triterpinoids, Flavonoids, Saponins, Steroids and Proteins[3]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada Lingatondeballi, Mahalingana balli
Hindi Bajaguriya
Malayalam NA
Tamil Ivirali
Telugu Lingadonda
Marathi NA
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit Lingini
English Native bryony, Lollypop climber



Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.








Nutritional components

Diplocyclos palmatus Contains the Following nutritional components like - Vitamin-A, B1, B2, B6 and C; Calcium, Iron, Manganese, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, Zinc[2].




Kind Shape Feature
Broadly ovate



Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Male flowers Small White yellowish Male flowers in stalkless clusters of 2-8 along with 5 female flowers in the same axil. Flowering from August to March {{{5}}}


Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
Solitory 2-5cm in size Ovoid round Red with longitudinal white stripe. Fruiting from August to March

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

Cultivation Details

Diplocyclos palmatus is available through August-January[2].

Commonly seen growing in areas

Photo Gaery


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 ”Karnataka Medicinal Plants Volume-3” by Dr.M. R. Gurudeva, Page No.1144, Published by Divyachandra Prakashana, #6/7, Kaalika Soudha, Balepete cross, Bengaluru
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Forest food for Northern region of Western Ghats" by Dr. Mandar N. Datar and Dr. Anuradha S. Upadhye, Page No.70, Published by Maharashtra Association for the Cultivation of Science (MACS) Agharkar Research Institute, Gopal Ganesh Agarkar Road, Pune
  3. A PHYTOPHARMACOLOGICAL REVIEW - International Journal of Research in Pharmacy and Chemistry - March 2013
  4. Kappatagudda - A Repertoire of Medicianal Plants of Gadag by Yashpal Kshirasagar and Sonal Vrishni, Page No. 170

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