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MERREMIA TRIDENTATA

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(Linn.) Hallier. f.

Synonym ► Convolvulus tridentatus Linn.

Ipomoea tridentata (L.) Roth.

Family ► Convolvulaceae.

Habitat ► Upper Gangetic Plain, Bihar, Orissa, West Bengal, South India and Gujarat.

Ayurvedic ► Prasaarini (Kerala and Karnataka), Tala-nili.

Siddha/Tamil ► Mudiyaakunthal.

Action ► Laxative, astringent, anti-inflammatory. Used in piles, swellings, rheumatic affections, stiffness of the joints, hemiplegia and urinary affections.

The aerial parts contain the flavo- noids, diometin, luteolin and their 7- O-beta-D-glucosides.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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