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Useful Tropical Plants

Mucuna atropurpurea

(Roxb.) DC. ex Wight & Arn.

Fabaceae

+ Synonyms

Carpopogon atropurpureus Roxb.

Stizolobium atropurpureum (Roxb.) Kuntze

Common Name:

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General Information

Mucuna atropurpurea is a large climbing shrub with twining stems
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food and a medicine.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

506
Title
The Flora of British India. (in 7 volumes)
Publication
 
Author
Hooker J.D.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
L.Reeve & Co.; London
Year
1872 - 1897
ISBN
 
Description
Rather dated, but has some information on plant uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.

Range

E. Asia - India, Sri Lanka

Habitat

Evergreen forests.

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitClimber
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Seed - roasted[
1587
Title
Genetic Resources of Under-exploited Legumes/Tribal Pulses of Western Ghats, Tamil Nadu
Publication
J. Econ. Taxon. Bot. Vol. 35 No.2 (2011)
Author
Kalidass C. & Mohan V.R.
Publisher
 
Year
2011
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Medicinal

The dried, powdered seeds are boiled in water in combination with an equal quantity of a powder made from the dried seeds of Tamarindus indicus, and used to make a paste. This paste is used to help set broken bones. It is applied on the fractured area and bandaged tightly using a clean cloth. After a week, the bandage is removed and the paste is applied for rebinding. This procedure is repeated for three to four times to ensure proper setting of the fractured bone[
1588
Title
Antibacterial Activity of Mucuna atropurpurea D.D.
Publication
Science Research Reporter 2(3): 277-280, Oct. 2012
Author
Murugan M. & Mohan V.R.
Publisher
 
Year
2012
ISBN
2249-2321
Description
 
].

The plant has shown antibacterial activity[
1588
Title
Antibacterial Activity of Mucuna atropurpurea D.D.
Publication
Science Research Reporter 2(3): 277-280, Oct. 2012
Author
Murugan M. & Mohan V.R.
Publisher
 
Year
2012
ISBN
2249-2321
Description
 
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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