Malayalam: Malathangi-മലതാങ്ങി, Vattavally-വട്ടവള്ളി
English: Velvet-leaf, Abuta
Sanskrit: Ambasthaki, Ekashthila, Tiktapushpa, Atisaranashani, Ambashtaki, Shreyasi.
Hindi: Leghu patha
Medicinal uses:To treat rheumatic disorders, coughing and cold, to increase breast milk, urinary disorders, to treat cobra bite, anti-malarial. It is an important herb in feminine diseases like uterine hemorrhages, miscarriage, urogenital disorders etc.
The scientific name: Cissus Quadrangualaris Linn. / Vitis quadrangularis
English: Bonesetter, Devil's Backbone, Veldt Grape.
Hindi: Hadjod, Hadjor, Asthisrumgala
Sanskrit: Vajravalli, Asthisrinkhala, Kulisa, Asthisamharaka.
It is an edible, stemmed plant, similar to cactus type herb grows up to 2 m in length with the help of tendrils, and square shaped branches with interns nodes, up to 10 cm long. Leaves are arranged alternately, heart-shaped, reniform, margin entire, and sometimes toothed, three-lobed and 5 cm. long, which appear at the nodes. Flowers are small and white or yellowish or greenish yellow, fruits or berries are globular and turn red when ripe.
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