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Smilax china Linn.
  • Family : Liliaceae
  • English : China root
  • Hindi : Chopchini
  • Gujarati : Chopchini
  • Sanskrit : Madhu

  • Part used : Root tuber

Botanical Description:  :A hard tendril with sparsely prickled or unarmed stems and thick tuberous rhizomes; leaves simple, alternate, elliptic, round at the base, prominently nerved; flowers many, small, white in umbels, fruit red berried. Flowering and fruiting from August to December.
It occurs in China, Japan etc

Ayurvedic Properties and Uses:

  • Rasa : Tikta
  • Guna : Laghu, Ruksa
  • Virya : Usna
  • Vipaka : Katu
  • Karma : Sothahara, Sukrasodhaka, Dipana, Mutrala, Raktasodhaka, Rasayana,Tridosahara,
                Vrsya, Vedanasthapana, Nadibalya, Anulomana, Svedajanana

Modern Pharmacological Action: The plant is known to exhibit antiinflammatory, diuretic, anti-diabetic, anti-psoriatic and digestive properties. Anti-inflammatory and anti-nociceptive activities have been confirmed for the aqueous extract of Smilax china. A flavonoid glycoside, isolated from the Smilax china L. rhizome, exhibits in vitro anticancer effects on human cancer cell lines.

Our Products containing this ingredient

Chopchini Extract

  • Ural Syrup