Botanical name: Cayratia trifolia Family: Vitaceae (Grape family)
Synonyms: Cissus trifolia, Vitis trifolia, Vitis carnosa
Native to India, Bush Grape is a vine that climbs by means of tendrils which are found opposite the leaves. The leaves are trifoliolate with petioles 2-3 cm long. The leaflets are ovate to oblong-ovate, 2-8 cm long, 1.5-5 cm wide, pointed at the tip, and coarsely toothed at the margins. The flowers are small greenish white and borne on solitary cymes in leaf axils. The fruit is fleshy, juicy, dark purple or black, nearly spherical and about 1 cm in diameter. Flowering: December.
Medicinal uses: The root, ground with black pepper, is applied to boils. The root is also used as an astringent medicine.
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