Canavalia gladiata (Jacq.) DC., Syn. C. ensiformis (L.) DC.

Family : Fabaceae

Local name : Kamtal-urohi (As.)

Large annual or biennial climber with glabrous stems and branches; leaves compound; leaflets 3, ovate, mucronate; inflorescence in clusters, axillary; flowers white; pods oblong, slightly s-shaped, flat, keeled.

Distribution :  Wild as well as cultivated.

Uses :  Roots used in asthma.


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A Database of Medicinal Plants of Assam