Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family : Polygonaceae
Genus : Polygonum
Species : perfoliatum Linn.
Common Name
English Name : -
Hindi Name : -
Manipuri Name : Lilhar
Other Details
Habit : Prickly climbing herb
Parts Use : Whole plant
Preparation : Leaf crushed for decoction
Mode of use : Local application, Fresh and Decoction
Ingredients : Seeds contain a fatty oil. Ethanolic extract showed antihypertensive effect on renal hypertensive rats, kaempferol, methyl caffeate, quercetin, quercein-3-b-D-glucoronide methyle ester, peoumaric, caffeic, ferulic, vanillic, betulic, ursolic, protocatechuic, 3,3,4,4-tetramethyleellagic and 3,3-dimethylellagic acids and betulin are the major constituents.
Ailment Treated : Herb is emollient, used as poultice on tumours. Hot fomented plant is applied on wounds and injuries.
Source : Wild in swampy places.