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Botanical Name Marsdenia tenacissima
Family Asclepiadaceae
Origin India
Description Moorva is a climbing shrub that grows up to 2-3 meters in length. The leaves are opposite, long, narrow, and pointed. The flowers are small, greenish-yellow, and arranged in umbels. The fruits are long, slender, and cylindrical pods.
Parts Used The roots and stem of Moorva are used in Ayurvedic medicine.
Dose The recommended dose of Moorva is 1-3 grams per day, either in powder or decoction form.