Latin Name

Argyreia speciosa

English Name

Elephant creeper

Sanskrit Name


Part Used

Root, Leaves
(मूल, पत्र)

Effect on Dosha

Pacifies Kapha and Vata

Properties and Uses

It has nourishing effect on nervous system hence used mainly in neurodegenerative disorders and as brain tonic. It has digestive action and mild purgative properties. It relieves flatulence. External application with leaves is used in cleansing and healing of chronic wounds and ulcers. It has rejuvenating and nourishing properties therefore used in general debility and other degenerative disorders.

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