Perennial climber with broad oval leaves and small greenish-white flowers.
Habitat & Cultivation
Pergularia is native to India. Its aerial parts are gathered throughout the year.
Pergularia contains a resin, bitter principles, and plant sterols.
Medicinal Actions & Uses
Pergularia is thought to have bitter, expectorant, diuretic, and laxative properties, and is employed in several ways in Indian herbal medicine. It is prescribed as a treatment for bronchitis and asthma. Pergularia is also used as a means to curtail heavy menstrual or non-menstrual uterine bleeding. Juice from the leaves may be applied to relieve the pain and swelling of cysts and rheumatic joints.