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Ingredient Name : Ipomoea nil Linn.

Arabic Name : Habb al-neel

Bengali Name : Kaladanh, Nilkalmi

Chinese Name : Ch’ien niu tzu, Pai ch’ou, Hei ch’ou

English Name : Japanese Morning Glory, Pharbitis Seeds

French Name : Graines De Pharbitis

German Name : Blaue Prunkwinde

Gujarati Name : Kala Dana, Mak

Hindi Name : Kala Dana, Nilkalmi, Jharmarich, Kaladana

Kannada Name : Gouribija

Latin name : Ipomoea nil Linn.

Marathi Name : Kala Dana, Mak, Nil Pushpi

Persian Name : Tukhme Neel, Tukhme Kabook, Kaladana

Punjabi Name : Bildi

Sanskrit Name : Krishan Beej, Shyam Beej, Krishnabija

Urdu Name : Kaladana, Habbul Neel


The seed is acrid, anthelmintic, antifungal, antispasmodic, blood purifier, cathartic, diuretic, laxative and purgative. It is used as a purgative in cases of gastric disorders, constipation, headache and worms. It is also useful in flatulence, oedema, ascites, fever, arthritis, rheumatism and gout.

Recommended Dosage: 3 to 5 g powder of dried seeds.

Contraindication: This herb has no known warnings or contraindications.