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Merremia quinquefolia is a five-Fingered morning glory is a herbaceous prostrate or climbing vine. The common name comes from the leaves, which are palmately compound with 5 leaflets.
|English||Bogbean, Buckbean, Marsh Trefoil|
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
|Alternately||3 oblong to oval||Smooth-edged or slightly toothed leaflets (2-12 cm long and 1-5 cm wide).|
|Type||Size||Color and composition||Stamen||More information|
|Unisexual||10-20 flowers on leafless stalks 20-40 cm long||White or pink-tinged flowers||Flowers are funnel-shaped with 5 fringed petals and 5 sepals.|
List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
Herbaceous or perennial twiner. Stems slender, scandent, glabrous or sparsely to densely hirsute with patent hairs. Leaves palmate, 3–5-foliolate, glabrous; leaflets sessile or shortly petiolulate, lanceolate, narrowly cuneate at the base