Scientific name: Ipomea aquatica Tors
English: Potato Vine, Swamp Cabbage;
- Young leaves and stems eaten as a leafy vegetable.
- Young stems popular as achara (native pickles) ingredient.
- Good sources of iron, calcium, vitamins B and C.
- Tops are mildly laxative. The purplish variety used for diabetes because of assumed insulin-like principle it contains. Juice used as emetic. Dried latex is purgative. Poultice of buds used for ringworm.