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Ipomoea quamoclit

Scientific Name: Ipomoea quamoclit | English: Cyprus vine| Hindi: Kamlata | Tamil: Mayil mannikkam, Kembumalligai| Marathi: Gameshvel, Chitrangi| Telugu: Kashi ratnam| Malayalam: Narayani poovu, Akash mulla| Kannada: Kaamana balli

Medicinal Uses: Anti-inflammatory, For Carbuncles, Boils and Bleeding Piles.

Traditional uses:

  1. Leaves are made into a paste and applied externally to help soothe and heal bleeding piles.

  2. Crushed leaves are also applied as a plaster on carbuncles and heat boils.

  3. 2 tsps of the leaf juice mixed with equal quantity of ghee is to be consumed twice a day to help heal carbuncles, piles and intestinal inflammation.

  4. Flowers can be used to make a colorful and mildly scented herbal tea.

Disclaimer: For the untrained eye, many plants appear similar. Do not attempt to harvest and use herbs until and unless you are familiar with herb identification and usage.

If you want to use any of the herbs mentioned on these blogs, please do so under the guidance of a doctor or a holistic practitioner. You can also write to us at for usage information specific to your issue.


Indian Materia Medica by Dr A.M.Nadkarni


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