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Diplocyclos palmatus  (L.) JAFFREY


Botanical Name


Diplocyclos palmatus (L.) JAFFREY

English Name


Lollipop climber



Bryonia laciniosa sensu L., Bryonia palmatus L., Bryonopsis laciniosa sensu Naud., Zehneria erythrocarpa F. Muell.





General Info


A tuberous, slender annual vine with glabrous stems and forked tendrils. Leaves ovate-suborbicular in outline, 7.5 to 15 cm long and up to 12 cm wide, deeply 3 to 5 lobed, base cordate, blade membranous, scabrid above with minute red scales, smooth or slightly scabrid beneath; lobes lanceolate, acute to acuminate, margins coarsely, irregularly serrate or sinuate and distantly denticulate. Flowers small, greenish-yellow, the female flowers borne in fascicles, the male solitary; corolla 3 to 4 mm, lobes ovate-oblong, acute, pubescent. Fruit (berry) rounded, 2 to 3 cm in diameter, bluish-green with eight vertical white streaks, ripening red; seeds few, brown, obovate, compressed, 4 mm long and 3 mm wide, encircled by a prominent raised band.

Herb Effects

The plant is bitter, aperient and tonic, and alleviates spasms (50% EtOH aerial part extract); fruit is used as an aphrodisiac and tonic.


Active Ingredients

Punicic acid (seed oil); from 50% EtOH extract of aerial part.

Chemistry of Active Ingredients
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Punicic acid 544-72-9 octadeca-9,11,13-tri
enoic acid
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Medicinal Use

Aids in women conceiving (seed powder); for tongue paralysis and spleen enlargement (plant); used to relieve bilious attack; constipation and prevent miscarriage (seed). The leaves are applied topically to relieve inflammations.


Chandel et al., Biodiversity in Medicinal and Aromatic Plants in India.



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