Heart-leaved Moonseed (Tinospora cordifolia)


Heart-leaved Moonseed
Heart-leaved Moonseed
Heart-leaved Moonseed

Tinospora cordifolia is a large, deciduous extensively spreading climbing shrub with several elongated twining branches. The succulent bark is creamy white to grey in color, with deep clefts spotted with lenticels. It puts out long, slender aerial roots, and is often grown on mango or neem trees. The leaves are heart shaped. Flowers unisex, small on separate plants and appearing when plant is leafless, greenish yellow on axillary and terminal racemes. Male flowers clustered,female usually solitary.Sepals 6, free in two series of three each. Petals 6, free smaller than sepals, obvate and membranous. Fruits aggregate of 1-3, ovoid smooth dupelets on thick stalk with sub terminal style scars, scarlet or orange color. It is native to India.

Family                 : Menispermaceae
Climate               : Tropical, at least 18˙C
Common name : Heart-leaved Moonseed
Botanical name : Tinospora cordifolia
Health benefit : Natural Immune Enhancer*
Available form    : Slice and coarse powder
Used in                : Tinoflam
Item number      : OP Tin 05

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