Tylophora hirsuta Linn

Family Name: Asclepidaceae

Local Name/

Panja booti/Glow

English Name:

Flowering Period:

March-May

Status:

Uncommon

Part Used:

Roots and leaves

Habit/Habitat:

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

Distribution:

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

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

Description:

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:

Collection:

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

pieces.

Family Name:

Asclepidaceae

Recipes:

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.

Ethnobnotanical

Leaves and young stems are used as fodder by goats and

Uses:

sheep.

Phytochemicals:

An alkaloid tylophorine [27].

Was this article helpful?

0 0
Herbal Remedies For Acid Reflux

Herbal Remedies For Acid Reflux

Gastroesophageal reflux disease is the medical term for what we know as acid reflux. Acid reflux occurs when the stomach releases its liquid back into the esophagus, causing inflammation and damage to the esophageal lining. The regurgitated acid most often consists of a few compoundsbr acid, bile, and pepsin.

Get My Free Ebook


Post a comment