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IPOMOEA RENIFORMIS

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Synonym ► Merremia emarginata (Burm. f.) Hallier f. M. gangetica (L.) Cufod.

Family ► Convolvulaceae.

Habitat ► In damp places in upper Gangetic plains; Bihar, Bengal, Peninsular India.

Ayurvedic ► Aakhuparni, Aakhu- parnika, Muusaakarni, Aakhukarni. Undurukarnikaa. (Also equated with Dravanti.)

Siddha/Tamil ► Yelikkaadhukeerai, Perettaikkirai.

Action ► Deobstruent, diuretic, alterative. Used for rheumatic affections, neuralgia, headache, skin diseases and urinary affections.

Evolvulus nummularis Linn. (Con- volvulaceae) is also known as Muusa- akarni (Muusaakaani) and is used for cutaneous affections.

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