Vanda,Ittikkanni (Dendropthoe falcate) – Ayurveda Medicinal Plant
Sanskrit – Vanda
Hindi – Baanda
Kannada – Badarika
Malalyalam – Ittikkanni
Tamil – Kimaricham
English – Mistletoe
It is a large busy evergreen parasitic plant found generally on various host plants in large amount world wide.
Primarily is tropical and subtropical region.
Kingdom – plantac
Subkingdom – viridae plantae
Class – magnoliopsida
Subclass – Rosidae
Order – Santalales
Loranthaceae family is the well known family of the parasitic plant that included genus like velum
Its flowers are arrange red colured, softly pubescent in second racemes which are closured is the axils of falls kaves
Fruits are soft, ovoid, oblong etc
Habit – shrubs it is glabrous
Large bushy parasitic herb
Leaves : opposite / alternate, stipules absent unequal, thick, fleshy, ovate- lamceolate
Flowers – orange, red- colours, softly pubescent in second raceme
Inflorescence – Terminal or axillary, racemes, spikes or umbels
Fruit – soft, ovoid, oblong and 1.0 1.2cm long berries which crowned with a persistant calycnles
Calyx – agnate to the ovary, limb, annular to copular, entire or shortly toothed persistent
Whole part of the plant
It presence of tannins, flavonoids , terapenoids, methanol and ethyl acetate
Methods of administration
The young leaves are taken and makes juice about ½ cup of juice is takes for 3 days to care chest pain.
Prayoga and uses
In the treatment of tuberculosis, asthama, mania, it is used as menstrual disorder, wounds in prevention of stone in kidney and bladder.
The leaves are made in to a paste and taken in milk by pregnant women to preserve the foetus. The variety growing in mango trees has different application.