Cissampelos pareira

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Cissampelos pareira
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Cissampelos pareira with bulb and fruits found in Panchkhal, Nepal
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Menispermaceae
Genus: Cissampelos
Species: C. pareira
Binomial name
Cissampelos pareira
Fruits of Cissampelos pareira during the month of October

Cissampelos pareira is a species of flowering plant in the family Menispermaceae.

Medicinal uses[edit]


Cissampelos pareira is used in Chinese herbology, where it is called xí shēng téng (Chinese: ) or (Chinese: ). The species is also known as abuta and is also called laghu patha in Ayurvedic medicine. In Tamil Nadu it is called ponmusutai and it is used for a number of medicinal purposes.[2] Some attention has been paid to it in Kenya, Tanzania, and other places for its anti-malarial properties in particular. [3] [4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Cissampelos pareira information from NPGS/GRIN". Retrieved 2008-02-05. 
  2. ^ Sankaranarayanan, S., et al. (2010). Ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants used by traditional users in Villupuram district of Tamil Nadu, India. Journal of Medicinal Plants Research 4:12 1089-1101.
  3. ^ Muthaura, C.N.; Rukunga, G.M.; Chhabra, S.C.; Mungai, G.M.; Njagi, E.N.M. (2007). "Traditional phytotherapy of some remedies used in treatment of malaria in Meru district of Kenya". South African Journal of Botany ( 73 (3): 402–411. doi:10.1016/j.sajb.2007.03.004. Retrieved 2014-07-22. 
  4. ^ Taylor, Leslie (1996). "Tropical Plant Database entry for: ABUTA - Cissampelos pareira". Retrieved 2014-07-22. 

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