Biological Name: Ipomoea digitata, Ipomoea paniculata, Ipomoea mauritiana
Other Names: Vidari-kanda, Bilai-kand, Palmudukan kizhangu, Bhumikusmanda, Balaikand
Parts Used: Tuberous root
alterative, aphrodisiac, cholagogue, demulcent, diuretic, emmenagogue, galactogogue, mucilaginous, rejuvenative, tonic.
increases secretion of milk
enlarged liver and spleen
moderates menstrual discharge
Dosage: Powder, confection, decoction, milk decoction
No information about the safety of this herb is available.
caution. Ayurvedic herbs are often taken in combination with others to neutralize the toxicity one herb with the opposing effect of other. Do not take except under the supervision of a qualified professional.