Botanical Name: Aristolochia bracteata Retz.
Sanskrit Name: Dhumrapatra
English Name:  
Family: Aristolochiaceae
Occurrence: Cultivated fields, and in wild.
Habit: Herb
Parts used:

Leaves, seeds


Medicinal uses:

Juice of the leaves is applied to foul and neglected ulcers. Bruised leaves are mixed with castor oil and applied to eczema on children's legs. Decoction of root is used for expelling round worms. Plants is valued as purgative, anthelmintic and ennenagogue .


Chemical constituents :

 

 

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Roots contain a crystalline substance, probably a glucoside, a microcrystalline bitter principle glucoside in nature named Isoaristolochic acid, Allantoin 0.05% alkaloid Aristoloclin, essential oil containing carbonyl compouonds and a small amount of an oil with the odour of Isovanillin.