(Linn.) Roth.Family ► Convolvulaceae.Habitat ► Native of tropical America; found throughout greater part of India, grown in gardens.English ► Tall Morning-Glory.Folk ► Karakatiyaa (seeds).Action ► Purgative. Seed extract— antibacterial.The stem contains a soft resin (4.8%), essential oil (0.08%) and tannin. The resin is the active principle, it contains ipuranol, which is identical with sitosterol glucoside, ipurolic acid, d- methyl acetic acid, hydroxylauric acid and glucose.
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