Argyrea Nervosa (HBWR)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Family Name : Convolvulaceae

      Botanical Name : Argyrea Nervosa

      Common Name : Hawaiian Baby Woodrose ,
       Elephant Creeper , Argyrea nervosa

      Part Used : Seeds,

      Habitat : Hills, 900 m and above in India

 

Uses & Benefits of Hawaiian Baby Woodrose

 The Roots are acrid, bitter, astringent, sweet, emollient. It is used in vitiated conditions kapha and vita, emaciation, wounds, ulcers, anorexia, dyspepsia, flatulence. It is widely used for Psychotropic and ornamental purposes.

The seeds of Argyreia nervosa contain about 0.3% ergot alkaloids, including chanoclavine, lysergol, ergotmetrine and ergine. These are all derivatives of Lysergic acid and most are collectively named lysergic acid amides (LSA). LSD (Lysergic Acid Diiethylamide) is also a lysergic acid amide and although resembling the natural lysergic acid amides both in structure and and pharmacological activity, it has not been found in nature. Many of the ergot alkaloids can cause constriction of bloodvessels, which may result in necrosis of the tissue and gangrene in humans and animals. Roots are used in the treatment of gonorrhea, rheumatism and diseases of nervous system. It is also used in obesity, hoarseness, syphilis, anaemia, diabetes, tuberculosis and general debility.

 Hawaiian baby woodrose is useful for healing wounds and increasing blood pressure to the effective parts.The roots of the plant are helpful in the treatment of gonorrhea, rheumatism, diseases of nervous system, obesity, hoarseness, syphilis, anemia, diabetes, tuberculosis and general debility.The herb is also very useful in vitiated conditions, like kapha and vita, emaciation, ulcers, anorexia, dyspepsia and latulence.Hawaiian baby woodrose helps in digestion, throat-related problems and also strengthens the body.The herb increases the sperm count and decreases the inflammation in the uterus.It is also helpful in resolving urine related problems.Hawaiian baby woodrose is anti-inflammatory in ac

tion and a cardiac supporter.Other ailments where the herb is used for treatment include bronchitis, strangury, seminal weakness, nervous weakness, cerebral disorders, arthritis and leucorrhoea.

 Caution

Consumption of the seed of Hawaiian baby woodrose may result in stomach discomfort within an hour or two of its consumption. The effect will be mild when only a few seeds are taken, but can progress to intense and prolonged nausea, along with vomiting. After vomiting, the sensation will subside rapidly.When consumed in higher doses, the herb can lead to a sensation of dryness in mouth and over skin.Another curious effect that Hawaiian baby woodrose is likely to cause is the itching and tingling sensation in the muscles, which can make it physically impossible for a person to get sleep.The seeds can induce labor or cause miscarriage in pregnant women.

 

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