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Ethnopharmacological Note: Novel use of Ipomoea mauritiana Jacq. tubers for treatment of multiple diseases 
Md. Fazlay Rabbi, Dilara Jahan, Jannatul Ferdoes Shoma, Mohammed Rahmatullah

Abstract
Ipomoea mauritiana Jacq. otherwise known as ‘giant potato’ in English and ‘bhui kumra’ in Bengali belongs to the Convolvulaceae family, and is a vinous type of morning glory like plant. In Ayurveda, one of the traditional medicinal systems of India, the plant is known by its Sanskrit name, ‘kshiravidari’. The plant (particularly the tubers) is used by Ayurvedic practitioners for treatment of liver and spleen enlargement, gynaecological ailments, and as an aphrodisiac.

Keywords: Ipomoea mauritiana, medicinal plants