Code

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IPD001

Hindi Name

:

Vidaarikand 

English Name

:

Alligator yam

Botanical_Name

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Ipomoea Digitata  

Description 

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It is found in India in the east including Bihar, Orissa, West Bengal, Assam, and the west coast from Konkan to Kerala. It grows mostly in moist areas, monsoon forests and in coastal tracts. The plant is also grown for ornamental purposes and trained against trellises and pillars. 

Uses

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The root has alterative, aphrodisiac, tonic, stimulant properties and used in male infertility and inflammations.