Botanical Name :Merremia tridentate Hallier. F.


According To Modern

Kingdom –Plantae

Order –Polemoniales

Family     – Convolvulaceae

According To Ayurveda

Charak- Not included in Vagra

Sushruta-   Not included in gana

Bhavprakash- Guducyadivarga

Other Names :

Hindi name – Gandhaprasarani

English name – Chinese flower

Sanskrit name – Prasarini, Gandhapatra

Telugu name – Takkeda, savirel

Bengali name – Gandhabhaduliya, gandhabhadule, gandal

Marathi name – Hiran – Vel, Hiranvel, Haranvel

Gujrati name – Gandhana, prasarini

Tamil name – Pinarisangai, madiyar, kundal

Assamese name – Bhedailota

Kannada name – Hesarani, prasarini bail

Malayalam name – Talanili

Punjabi name – Prasarini

Oriya name- Suprasara

General Information :

Habit : A slender, perennial, prostrate herb with angular stems.Leaves : Various in shape and size, but deeply emarginated and 3-toothed at the apex, cordate at base, the basal lobesclasping the stem, petioles very short or 0.Inflorescence : Axillary solitary.Flowers : Calyx infundibuliform, outer sepals shorter than inner. Corolla pale yellow.Fruit : Pale brown, glabrous, seeds trigonous, glabrous.


Properties (Gunadharma)

Rasa- Tikta

Vipak- katu

Virya- Ushna

Guna-Guru, Sara


Specific Parts :

Root, Leaf


Benefits :

The leaves, boiled and made into soup are considered wholesome and suitable for the sick and convalescent.

The entire plant including stem, leaves and root, is much used both internally and externally in rheumatic affections for which it is regarded as a specific remedy.

It is used to treat Locked jaw, Stiffness in lower back, Sciatica, Limping, Kyphosis, Paraplegia, Facial palsy, Stiffness in head and neck.

It is useful for women to conceive , and to overcome vaginal ailments. And for men to rectify sperm impurities.Whole plant is used in Indian System of Medicines.

The plant is considered specific for treating rheumatism and all types of neurological diseases.  It is extensively used in paraplegia, rheumatism and sciatica.

Dosage :

Infusion -12 to 24 ml.

Fresh Juice-10 to 20 ml.

Decoction-50 to 100 ml.

Powder -2 to 4 gm.


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