Botanical Name: Basella rubra Linn.
Sanskrit Name: Potaki.
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Family: Basellaceae
Occurrence: Cultivated
Habit: Climbers
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Medicinal uses:
Leaves are considered demulcent , diuretic and they are useful in gonorrhea and balanitis. The juice of the leaves is given in urticaria and to cure constipation particularly in children and pregnant women. Plant is also used to cure the diseases of urinary tracts, headache and insomnia. The poultice of the crushed leaves is reported to have anti-tumor activity and it is applied externally on cancer tumor.

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Plant contains Vit. A , Vit.B, protein, calcium and iron.