Abrus precatorius


Scientific name:    Abrus precatorius
 
Synonyms:    
Family name:    FABACEAE
English name:    Indian liquerice
Local name:    Olinda **
Tamil name:    
Sanskrit name:    
Conservation status:    


Description:    Perennial wine, to about 5m long, usually climbing on bushes and trees. Stipules linear. Leaves compound, about 16-40 foliolate, leaflets predominantly oblong to elliptic, 5-30 mm long, 3-10mm wide. Inflorescences racemose, terminal or axillary, shorter than the leaves, flowers 9-12 mm long, petals pink to lavender or white, fruits 3-7 seeded, fulvo-puberulent, 3-5 cm long. Seeds subglobose, shining, 5-6 mm in diameter, rarely black, but most commonly red with a black spot.

 

Status:    Native
Edible parts:    •Roots, seeds, leaves, • the whole plant


Ayurvedic usage: 
Treatment for:

Skin diseases,
Headaches,
Impotency,

 

PARTS  USED  IN  TREATMENT:

Roots
Seeds,
Leaves
Whole plant

 

RELATED  MEDICINAL  PROPERTIES:

Reduces aggravation of kapha and vatha dosha
Prevents paralysis
Improves hair growth

Abrus precatorius Seeds (20/50/100 seeds)

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