Aristolochia bracteolata Lam. Accepted Name . Aristolochia benadiriana var. longilabia Chiov. Synonym Aristolochia bracteata var. basitruncata Hauman. Aristolochia bracteolata Lam. P. Bharathajothi1 and C. T. Bhaaskaran2. 1. Dept. of Siddha Medicine, Tamil University, Thanjavur. 2. P.G. Dept. of Plant Science. Common name: Worm Killer, Dutchman’s Pipe, Bracteated Birth Wort • Bengali: কীরামার Kiramar, Patuvanga • Gujarati: કીરામાર Kiramar • Hindi: कीटमार.

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brcateolata Aristolochia bracteolata also known as ‘worm killer’ in English due to its anthelminthic activity and trypanocidal effect, is a perennial herb growing from 10—60 cm tall. The plant is important in traditional medicine in AfricaIndia and the Middle East.

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Aristolochia bracteolata grows in subsaharan regions from Mali to Somalia through to the Arabian peninsula and India. The plant grows at elevations of m above sea level and can be found on the banks of rivers, bushland, desert grasslands.


It grows in sandy or lava soils. Aristolochia bracteolata is a climbing or prostrate perennial herb with an unpleasant smell, stems cm tall from an underground rhizome. The leaves are ovate bractsolata.

Capsules are oblong-ellipsoid, 1. Aristolochi bracteolata is usually gathered from the wild. Aristolochia bracteolata has been used in traditional medicine in Nigeria, India, and Ethiopia as an infusion of dried leaves to treat intestinal wormsskin itch, or insect bites.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Aristolochia bracteolata Scientific classification Kingdom: Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry.

Aristolochia bracteolata – Useful Tropical Plants

International Journal of Bacteriology. Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research. Gbadamosi IT, Egunyomi A Retrieved from ” https: Aristolochia Medicinal plants of Africa Flora of the Indian subcontinent. Articles with ‘species’ microformats.

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