Botanical Name :Merremia tridentate Hallier. F.
According To Modern
Family – Convolvulaceae
According To Ayurveda
Charak- Not included in Vagra
Sushruta- Not included in gana
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.
Specific Parts :
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.
Infusion -12 to 24 ml.
Fresh Juice-10 to 20 ml.
Decoction-50 to 100 ml.
Powder -2 to 4 gm.