Description: Woody climbers. Leaves alternate, broadly ovate, 5-ribbed, coriaceous. Flowers greenish-white, unisexual, many, in large drooping panicles on old branches. Fruit of 1-3 drupes; seeds 1, glabrous.
Habitat: Moist deciduous and evergreen forests, also sacred groves in the plains
Flowering & Fruiting: August-December
Parts used: Root, fruits and seeds
Properties & Uses: Bitter, astringent, thermogenic, antifungal, anthelmintic and depurative. Roots are used for the treatment of tumors, poisoning, anaemia, dyspnoea, epilepsy. Fruits are used in skin disorders and epilepsy.
Systems of Medicines:
Ayurveda, Folk, Unani, Homeo, Modern,