Solena amplexicaulis (Lamk.) Gandhi Syn. Melothria heterophylla (Lour.) Cogn.

Family : Solanaceae

Local name : nd

Scandent herb; roots perennial consisting of several tubers; stems slender, branched, glabrous; tendrils simple; leaves polymorphus; male flowers subumbellate, yellowish white, female flowers solitary on short peduncle; fruits oblong, sub-angular, ovoid, smooth.

Distribution : Common

Uses :  Roots used in spermatorrhoea and diabetes.


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