Tylophora hirsuta Linn

Family Name: Asclepidaceae

Local Name/

Panja booti/Glow

English Name:

Flowering Period:




Part Used:

Roots and leaves


Climbing herb, grows in hard, dry, sunny sites.


Pakistan: Haripur, Abbottabad, Murree, Hazara, Chitral,

Swat, and Kashmir. World: Found in India and Congo.


A climbing herb up to 2 m in length. Stem climber,

branched, herbaceous above, woody below, green, and

hairy. Leaves simple, opposite, petiolate, entire, hairy,

dark green above and light green under surface.

Flowers yellow. Fruit an etaerio of two, with many

brown seeds crowned with long hairs, which help in

dispersal (Fig. 3.91).

Medicinal Uses:


20-25 g of fresh roots is collected daily by men 20-40

years old, in late summer (August-November), cleaned,

washed in water 2-3 times, and cut into small 3-4-cm


Family Name:



20 g of fresh roots is ground daily for 6-7 min. Then 1 cup

(250 mL) of water is added; it is filtered with a cloth and

given to patients to inhibit diarrhea and vomiting. For

children, not used. For adults, 1 cup (250 mL) of drug

(at one time) is given only once per day for 1-2 days.

Diseases Cured:

Diarrhea and vomiting.


Leaves and young stems are used as fodder by goats and




An alkaloid tylophorine [27].

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