Latin name: Argyreia nervosa

English name: Hawaiian Bay Woodrose

Sanskrit name: Vridha daraka

Indian name: Samudra Shokha

Medicinal parts used: Root and seeds

Hawaiian Baby Woodrose is a perennial climbing vine, also known as Elephant Creeper and Woolly Morning Glory. It is native to the Indian subcontinent and mainly prized for its aesthetic value. According to Ayurveda, it is light, dry and sharp in properties, bitter and pungent in taste and hot in potency. It helps to suppress vata and kapha dosha.

Therapeutic use:

  • It helps in healing of wounds and increases blood circulation to the effective part.
  • It strengthens the nervous system and promotes memory.
  • It is anti inflammatory in action and is cardiac supporter.
  • It helps in digestion.
  • It is also helpful in throat related problems.
  • It increases sperms count and decreases the inflammation in the uterus.
  • It is also helpful in resolving urine related problems and is also effective in diabetes.
  • It also strengthens the body.
  • The roots of the plant are useful in vitiated conditions of kapha and vata, emaciation, wounds, ulcers, anorexia, dyspepsia, flatulence, colic, constipation, cardiac debility, inflammations, cough, bronchitis, strangury, seminal weakness, nervous weakness, cerebral disorders, synovitis, hemorrhoids, obesity, hoarseness, syphilis, anemia, diabetes, tuberculosis, arthritis, ascites, leucorrhoea and general debility.

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