ENVIS Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Sunday, December 5, 2021

Potential Medicinal Climbers

List of Some Potential Medicinal Climbers Suitable for Cultivation Under Herbo-Agroforestry System

 

 

Species and Family
Vernacular names
Propagation by
Parts and their medicinal uses
 
Abrus precatorius L. (Fabaceae)
Gunja, Rattee
Seeds
Roots-cough and cold, Seeds-joint pain, skin diseases
Asparagus racemosus Willd. (Asparagaceae)
Shatavar
Roots, seeds
Roots-tonic
Caesalpinia bonduc (L.) Roxb. (Caesalpiniaceae)
Kat karanj
Seeds
Fruits-antipyretic
Celastrus paniculatus Willd. (Celastraceae)
Jyotishmati, Malkangani
Seeds
Nervous disorder
Cissampelos pariera L. (Menispermaceae)
Patha
Seeds, roots
Roots- diuretic, urinary trouble
Cissus quadrangularis L. (Vitaceae)
Hadjora
Shoots, cuttings of aerial parts
Shoots-bone care
Gymnema sylvestre (Retz.) Schult. (Asclepiadaceae)
Gudmar
Seeds
Leaves- cardiac stimulant, formulations sometimes for anti-diabetes
Hemidesmus indicus (L.) R. Br. (Asclepiadaceae)
Anantamool
Seeds, roots
Roots-demulcent, diaphoretic, urinary diseases, etc.
Ichnocarpus frutescens (L.) R. Br. (Apocynaceae)
Shyamlata, Sariva, Kalidudhi
Seeds, roots
Roots-demulcent, tonic, diuretic, fever etc.
Mucuna pruriens (L.) DC. (Fabaceae)
Kewanch, Konch
Seeds
Pods, roots- tonic
Paederia scandens (Lour.) Merr. (Rubiaceae)
Gandhprasrini, Gandhali
Seeds
Leaves- diuretic
Tinospora cordifolia (Willd.) Hook.f. & Thoms. (Menispermaceae)
Gurunchi, Giloe, Amrita
Seeds, stem cuttings
Stem-antipyretic, immune-modulator

 

Source: Indian Journal of Forestry, 39(1), 2016