Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Marsdenia tenacissima Wight & Arn.

English Name : Rajmahal Hemp

Family : Asclepiadaceae

A large, twining shrub. Bark grey or pale brown, corky, deeply furrowed; leaves broadly ovate; flowers in much branched cymes, greenish yellow, with a somewhat offensive odour; follicles ovoid-lanceolate, longitudinally wrinkled; seeds ovate-oblong, flattened.

Hedges, waste places and amongst shrubs.

Parts Used

Medicinal Use
For colic (root)

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