Indian birthwort

Indian birthwort,

n Latin name:
Aristolochia indica; parts used: roots, rhizomes, leaves; uses: in Ayurveda, balances kapha and vata doshas (bitter, astringent, light, dry), antifertility, antiestrogenic, abortifacient, antitumor, immunomodulator, antiinflammatory, skin conditions, anthel-mintic, snake bite, diarrhea, bowel disorders, leprosy; precautions: pregnancy, carcinogenic, nephrotoxic; too poisonous for medical use. Also called
isharmul or
sunanda.
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Indian birthwort.
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