Medicinal use:

Indian Ipecac Plant is one of the useful medicinal plants in Indian herbs. This herb is especially effective in the treatment of bronchial asthma. Indian Ipecac plant leaves are expectorant and used to treat respiratory infections. A clinical trial done on asthmatic patients has found that fresh leaves chewed and swallowed daily with water in the early morning, empty stomach for a week gives moderate or complete relief of asthma symptoms. Another study result shows nine of the 17 trials reported a clinically relevant improvement in lung function.

About the plant:

Tylophora Indica medicinal plant is a small evergreen, climbing shrub. Its leaves are obvate-oblong to elliptic-oblong, 3-10cm long and 1.5-7cm wide.

Useful part:

Leaves—used for bronchial

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How to grow:

Indian Ipecac plant grows in partial shade conditions. This herb plant needs the support of host vegetation for climbing to a sunny location.

Vernacular names:

Common name: Indian Ipecac, English: Emetic Swallow Wort, Indian or Country Ipecacuanha

Hindi: Janglipikvam, Antamul
Sanskrit: Antamul, Mulini, Arkaparni
Bengali: Antamul, anantamul
Gujrati: Damnivel, Dam bel
Kannada: adumutadhagida
Marathi: khodiki, Raasna, Atkari
Tamil: Nach­churuppam, nanja­murich­chaaan
Telugu: Verripaala, vettipaala, kaakpaala, kukkapala
Oriya: Mendi, mulini
Malayalam: Vallipaala

How to use:

The recommended dosage is 250 mg (once to 3 times daily, 0.1% of tylophorine per dose) or 1-2 ml per day (tincture). It is not suitable for long-term use.


There isn’t enough reliable information available on Tylophora to know if it is safe or what the side effects might be. Hence Consult a doctor before long-term use of the herb.