Kalanjani

Botanical Name : Ipomoea purpurea

Family : Convolvulaceae

Introduction :

Purple morning glory is a species in the genus Ipomoea family. It is native to Mexico and Central America. Like all morning glories the plant entwines itself around structures. It grows up to a height of 2–3 m tall.

Names in different Indian languages :

Kannada : Gowri beeja, Kolli beeja

Hindi : Jharmaric

Malayalam : Taliyari

Tamil : Kakkattan, Kotikkakkattan

Telugu : Kollivittulu, Jiriki, kolli

Sanskrit : Kalanjani

English : Blue Morning Glory

Properties :

Dravya

Rasa

Katu (Pungent), Madhura (Sweet)

Guna

Laghu (Light), Ruksha (Dry), Tikshna (Sharp)

Veerya

Ushna (Hot)

Vipaka

Katu (Pungent)

Morphology :

Leaf

The leaves are divided into 3-6 toothed leaflets, with smaller leaflets in between

Flower

4–6 cm            Red–violet–blue          5 Blade widely cordate, sometimes 3-lobed, with entire margin, base deeply lobed

Fruit

7–10 mm (0.28–0.4 in.) long pome     Fruiting time is July–August   With hooked hairs

Karma :

Kapha, Vata

Parts Used :

Leaves, Flowers.

Chemical Composition :

The seeds of Ipomoea violacea contain about 0.1% ergot alkaloids, including ergotmetrine, chanoclavine and lysergol

Uses :

Oedema, Oliguria, Ascariasia, Constipation, Mental disorders, Blotches, Pimples, Diarrhea, Sore throats

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