Cephalandra indica, Naud. in traditional Siddha medicine

Walter, Thomas M. (2007) Cephalandra indica, Naud. in traditional Siddha medicine.

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Cephalandra indica is a climbing shrub with white flower, and fruit about 2 inches long; flowering throughout the year, common in hedges; ripe fruit is edible; raw or green fruit is used in curries. A search in the Google Scholar about this plant returns information about its Physiological changes under automobile exhaust pollution, its role as indigenous food in the treatment of Diabetes mellitus and the plant being classified under edible wild greens. Apart from these uses, there is quite a lot of information regarding its therapeutic uses in Traditional Siddha system of medicine and this paper highlights such aspect.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Siddha, Traditional Indian Medicine, Cephalandra indica, Coccinia indica, Edible wild plants, Diabetes mellitus, medicinal plants, Ivy Gourd, Indian caper.
Subjects:Therapeutics > Complementary Therapies > Medicine, Traditional
Endocrine Diseases > Diabetes Mellitus
Therapeutics > Complementary Therapies > Medicine, Traditional > Medicine, Ayurvedic
Plants > Plants, Edible
Plants > Plants, Medicinal
ID Code:1961
Deposited By:Dr Thomas M Walter
Deposited On:24 January 2007

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