Convolvulus arvensis Linn

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Name: Flowering Period: Status: Part Used: Habit/Habitat:



Medicinal Uses: Collection:

Liali, Khurry, Erlai/Small bind weed



Whole plant

A climbing, twining herb, found as weed in wheat fields and wet places in clay loam.

Pakistan: Common and widespread as a weed from Sindh to Baltistan. World: Tropical and temperate regions.

A small prostate or climbing herb. Stem weak, herbaceous, green, twining, and cylindrical. Leaves simple, alternate, petilate, entire, lanceolate, arrowhead-shaped with two lobes directed downward, sagittate to hastate. Flowers pale pink to pink or white, pedicellate, often with darker strips. Fruit is a capsule, with 2-4 seeds (Fig. 3.41).

100 g of fresh leaves and roots is collected by men and women 25-40 years old, daily in summer (March-July), and washed in water once or twice.

Fig. 3.41 Convolvulus arvensis Linn

Family Name: Convolvulaceae

Recipes: 100 g of fresh plant material and 30-40 g of sugar are ground together daily for 4-5 min and mixed with 1 cup (250 mL) of water. This mixture is filtered and then given to patients suffering from constipation. For children, 1 cup of mixture (at one time) is given at night daily for 2-3 days. For adults, 1 cup (250 mL) of drug (at one time) is given daily at night for 7-8 days.

Disease Cured: Constipation.

Ethnobotanical Uses: The fresh leaves are used as fodder for cattle and also used to remove dandruff.

Phytochemicals: Tannin, resin, convolvulin, campesterol, amyrin, stigmasterol, B-sistosterol, n-alkanes, n-alkanols,

_umbelliferone, and scopoletin [32]._

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