Known or potential benefits of the species for humans, at a direct economic level, as instruments of education, prospecting, eco-tourism, etc. Can include ecosystem services. Views Read Edit View history. This vegetable -related article is a stub.
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India 64 Syn: Apocynum reticulatum Herb. Madras ex Wall. It is endemic to Peninsular India and known by its names of Maredu Kommulu, Nannari kommulu and Madina Kommulu in Telugu , Makali beru in Kannada and Magali kizhangu in Tamil is a plant whose root is used in ayurvedic medicines and for use in pickles.
It belongs to the family Asclepiadaceae. The English name of swallowroot is sometimes used for the plant and studies have shown that it has insecticidal activity and a potential use in control of stored grain pests. The active ingredient in the root was synthesized and encapsulated with beta-cyclodextrins. The roots were also subjected to supercritical carbon-dioxide based extraction at the Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore, India.
The root contains antioxidants and extraction methods for it have been patented. SN May 06 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments 3. Decalepis hamiltonii W. Excellent images Attachments 5. Attachments 4. This seemed to be a short tree Although I have only seen such fruits on Asclepiad and Apocynaceae climbers before.
Makalidurga Nice pictures of Decalepis hamiltonii Apocynaceae , a S. Indian endemic. Attachments 6 Family: Apocynaceae.
Decalepis hamiltonii - Makali beru