Gulancha tinospora

Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family : Menispermaceae
Genus : Tinospora
Species : cordifolia Willd.
Common Name
English Name : Gulancha
Hindi Name : Ningthou khong-lee
Manipuri Name : Gulancha tinospora
Other Details
Habit : Large robust climber
Parts Use : Stem & Leaf
Preparation : Leaf is crushed for paste. Leaf is roasted for local application. Leaf is boiled with water for extract. Leaf is crushed with honey for fresh consumption.
Mode of use : Decoction, Fresh and Local Application
Ingredients : Leaves are rich in protein, calcium and phosphorus. Stem powder contains starch grains, fibers, crystal fibers containing prisms of calcium oxalate. Presence of many alkaloids are also reported.
Ailment Treated : Leaf extract is useful in gout and diarrhoea. Leaf paste along with honey is given in cough. Roasted leaf is good in muscular sprain (local application). Aqueous and alcoholic extract of dry stem causes reduction in fasting blood sugar and glucose tolerance is increased.
Source : Grown in both hills and valley areas. Cultivated in home gardens. Rare due to extensive collection.

Gulancha tinospora
Gulancha tinospora