Aponogeton natans Medicinal Uses

Aponogeton natans (L.) Engl. & K.Krause

In this article we will discuss about the Aponogeton natans :- common name, scientific name, medicinal uses and photos.

Common name

  • English: Floating Lace Plant
  • Tamil: Kotti, Kotti kizhangu
  • Kannada: Kothe gida, Neeru balli, Neeru kasa
  • Telugu: Nava dumpa, Nanna puvvumokka

Scientific name

  • Name: Aponogeton natans (L.) Engl. & K.Krause
  • Family: Aponogetonaceae (Cape pondweed family)
  • Synonyms: Saururus natans, Potamogeton indicus, Aponogeton flavidum

Aponogeton natans Medicinal Uses

  • Decoction of leaves is used in stomach disorder and digestive problems.
  • The wound caused by heat is treated with entire plant extract.
  • Tuber is ground with water and the paste is applied topically to treat wound.

Other Uses

  • The bulbils that are collected in early winter are consumed as raw and also after cooking.
  • Flowering spike and young shoots are used as vegetables.
  • Starchy seeds is roasted and taken as food.

Aponogeton natans Photos

Aponogeton natans

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