Somalatha (Sarcostemma Acidum)

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Genus                                   :           Cynanchum

“Somalatha (Sarcostemma Acidum) is a medicinal plant known for its traditional uses and therapeutic properties. It has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for various health benefits, including digestive support, respiratory health, and blood purification. Grow this plant in your garden and harness the healing potential of Somalatha for holistic well-being.”

Sarcostemma acidum is a species of flowering plant belonging to the Apocynaceae family. It is commonly known as the “creeper” or “morning glory vine” due to its characteristic climbing habit. The plant is native to India and is found in various parts of the country, including the Himalayas, Assam, and the Deccan Plateau.

The Sarcostemma acidum plant has a thin, woody stem that can grow up to 10 meters in length. The stem is usually green or brown in color and has a smooth texture. The leaves are simple, opposite, and have a dark green color. The flowers are small, greenish-yellow, and have a distinct scent. The fruit is a long, slender, and pointed pod that contains numerous seeds.

The plant is used in traditional medicine for its various medicinal properties. The roots, stems, and leaves of the plant are used to treat a variety of ailments, including snakebites, digestive disorders, and respiratory infections. The plant is also believed to have anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, and anti-tumor properties.

In addition to its medicinal uses, Sarcostemma acidum is also used as a food source. The young leaves and stems of the plant are consumed as a vegetable in some parts of India. The seeds of the plant are also used to make a type of chutney or pickle.

Overall, Sarcostemma acidum is a versatile plant with a range of traditional uses in medicine and food. Its climbing habit and small, inconspicuous flowers make it an unassuming but important plant in many parts of India.


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