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Wattakaka volubilis (L.f.) Stapf
Scientific Synonyms:

Previous name used in the website: Wattakaka volubilis
Family name: ASCLEPIADACEAE
English name: Green Milkweed Climber
Sneeze Wort
Sinhala name: Kiri anguna (කිරි අඟුණ )
Anguna (අඟුණ )
Anukkola (අනුක්කොළ)
Thiththa anguna (තිත්ත අඟුණ )
Tamil name: Kodi Palai
Kurincha
Sanskrit name: Hemajivanti
Conservation status: Available soon
Description: Slightly woody twiner. Leaf blade 5 - 13 cm long, 3 - 10 cm wide, obtuse, truncate or shallowly cordate at the base, acute and acuminate at the apex. Inflorescence shorter than to as long as the leaves; peduncle as long as or longer than the adjoining petioles. Merocarps 6 - 10 cm long, 2 - 3 cm wide, glabrous when ripe, tomentellous when young.
Native Distribution Status: Native
Edible parts: Leaves
Treatment for: Cold
Leukoderma
Bleeding piles
Wounds
Indigestion
Burning sense
Eye diseases
Catarrh
Snake bites
Worm infestation
Rabies
Paralysis
Parts used in Treatment: Whole plant
Related Medical Properties: Lacto-purifier and enhancer
Mild laxative
Vishanashaka
Antipyretic
Aphrodisiac
Further Information: Kew Garden’s Medicinal Plant Names Services




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