Hemidesmus indicus R. Br. 

Family : Asclepiadaceae

Local name : Anantamul, Duduli-lota, Saolota (As.)

Thin twining or prostrate shrub; leaves elliptic-oblong to linear-lanceolate, obtuse or acute, apiculate, usually glabrous, dark-green or mottled with white above, pale or silvery white and sometimes pubescent beneath; flowers crowded in stalkless clusters.

Distribution   :  Sporadic throughout the state.

Uses    :  Roots used in leucorrhoea, irregular menstruation, insanity, stranguary, ulceration in mouth, syphilis, epilepsy, jaundice, blood purifier and as general tonic.


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A Database of Medicinal Plants of Assam