Medicinal use:

Ipomoea Obscura is used to treat infertility in woman. It is also good for diseases related to uterus.

Juice is diuretic and deobstruent.

About the plant:

Ipomoea Obscura is one among or the ten sacred flowers of Kerala, are Dasapushpam traditionally significant to Keralites, the people of Kerala, India.

Ipomoea Obscura is a perennial herb with slender, twining or prostrate stems up to 3 meters long and 2 cm in diameter. It also has ornamental value as a climber with attractive flowers. The leaves are mucilaginous, with a pleasant smell.  There are 5-6 species of this plant. Heart shaped leaves with a blood (or black) like mark on the leaf is the one used for medicinal purpose.

How to grow:

Morning Glory is easy to grow the plant. It grows anywhere with adequate water and sunlight.

Useful parts:

Leaf and root of the plant.

How to use:

Morning glories can be made into a stir-fry dish. They have a mild, savory flavor and add a certain crunch to a variety of dishes. You can also use the flower as part of a tea.

Caution:

Consult an ayurvedic doctor before consuming orally. Not enough reliable information about the side effects.


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Vernacular names:

Common name: Lesser Glory,English:Morning Glory
Hindi: Pan bel
Marathi: Pilibonvari, Bokadi, Pungali
Tamil: Chirutali, Kuruguttali, Sirudali
Malayalam: Cherutali, Tirutali
Kannada: Bilichita bogari, Bokadi mooguthi balli
Telugu: Nalla kokkita, Golla jiddu aaku

References:

http://tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Ipomoea+obscura
http://www.mpbd.info/plants/ipomoea-obscura.php
http://practicalplants.org/wiki/Ipomoea_purpurea