Operculina turpethum is a species of plant in the morning glory family, known commonly as turpeth, fue vao, and St. Thomas lidpod. It is perennial, herbaceous, and hairy vine growing 4 to 5 meters in length, endemic to India. It is commonly found in the North Circars and Deccan region up to 3000 ft. It is a source of a drug known as turpeth or Indian jalap. Root and root bark are cathartic and laxative. The tuberous roots are also efficacious in dropsy, melancholia, gout, leprosy, rheumatism, and paralysis.
Botanical name : Operculina turpethum
Use : Root, Bark
Suitable location : Outdoor
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