Synonyms: Ipomoea vitifolia Sw.
Family: Convolvulaceae - Morning-glory family
Growth Habit: Twiner
Bangla/Vernacular Name: Karmalata, Kanmalata.
Tribal Name: Babhoi toring (Chakma), Engffeyei (Khumi), Ta Mangha (Marma), Khyai pacha (Marma), Kha Mongno (Marma).
A perennial twiner branches hirsute. Leaves simple, palmately 3-5-lobed, cordate at base, entire or irregularly toothed, acuminate. Flowers yellow in cymes. Fruits dark brown.
A paste of the leaves is applied to affected areas for the treatment of eczema (Chakma).
Juice prepared from the plant is taken for the body cooling (Khumi).
The plant is given in strangury and urethral discharges. The juice of the plant is considered cooling and diuretic. Roots are eaten raw as a remedy for stomachache.
Forests of Chittagong and Chittagong Hill Tracts and Sherpur.
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