Tylophora Indica ( T. Asthmatica)
- Common Name: Emetic Swallow-wory,Indian Ipecac
- Botanical Name: Tylophora Indica ( T. Asthmatica)
- Family Name: Asclepiadaceae
- Part Used: Leaves,Roots
- Habitat: Throughout india,found in the plains,forests,hilly slopes and outskirts of the forest u
- Product offered: Roots
Uses: The leaves and roots have emetic, cathartic, laxative, expectorant, diaphoretic and purgative properties. It has also been used for the treatment of allergies, cold, dysentery, hay fever, and arthritis. It has a reputation as an alternative and as a blood purifier, often used in rheumatism and syphilitic rheumatism. Root or leaf powder is used in diarrhea, dysentery and intermittent fever. Dried leaves are emetic diaphoretic and expectorant. It is regarded as one of the best indigenous substitutes for ipecacuanha. The roots are suggested to be a good natural preservative of food. It is traditionally used as a folk remedy in certain regions of India for the treatment of bronchial asthma, inflammation, bronchitis, allergies, rheumatism, and dermatitis. It also seems to be a good remedy in traditional medicine as anti-psoriasis, seborrheic, anaphylactic, leucopenia and as an inhibitor of the Schultz-Dale reaction. The roots are suggested to be a good natural preservative of food.