Aristolochia bracteolata Lamk

Primary Characteristics

Primary Characteristics

Aristolochia bracteolata Lamk is aslo known as Aristolochia bracteata Retz., belongs to Aristolochiaceae, family.
The Arabic Name for this herb is Zarawand.
The English Names for this herb are Aristolochia, Birthwort, Worm-killer.
The Urdu Names for this herb are Isharmul, Kiramar.

Pharmacological Actions


  • Abortifacient
  • Alterative
  • Anthelmintic
  • Calorific
  • Detersive
  • Diuretic
  • Emmenagogue
  • Expectorant
  • Purgative
  • Resolvent
  • Vulnerary

  • Whole Plant:
  • Abortifacient
  • Alterative
  • Analgesic
  • Anthelmintic
  • Anti-asthmatic
  • Anti-gout
  • Anti-malarial
  • Anti-Periodic
  • Aphrodisiac
  • Diaphoretic
  • Emmenagogue
  • Febrifuge
  • Oxytocic
  • Purgative
  • Stimulant

  • Indications

    The Indications of Root of Aristolochia bracteolata Lamk are Cough, Nervous Exhaustion, Worms, Dysmenorrhoea, Asthma, Wounds, Amenorrhoea, Chronic Ulcers, Periodic Fever, Spasmodic Congestion, Cramps, Convulsions, Skin Affections.

    No Contra Indication information is available for Aristolochia bracteolata Lamk.


    The Temperament of Aristolochia bracteolata Lamk is 2nd order, warm and dry.

    Available Brands

    BrandManufacturer/Mnf. Representative
    Majoon Dabeed-ul-WardAshraf laboratories (Pvt) Ltd.
    MAJUN FILASFAHamdard laboratories Waqf Pakistan

    Compound Preparations

    Aristolochia bracteolata Lamk is used in the preparation of Anqaruya-i-Kabir, Dabidul Ward, Hab Seen, Ma'jun Baladur, Ma'jun Filasfa, Ma'jun Murawweh ul-Arwah, Marham Quba, Marham Rusul, Marham Ushaq compounds.


    Whole Herb3.000g - 5.000gN/A

    Herb's Description

    Aristolochia bracteolata Lamk is a herb, is evergreen, and branched
    Aristolochia bracteolata Lamk's Seeds, 6 mm long. deltoid with a slightly cordate base.
    Aristolochia bracteolata Lamk's Leaves: glabrous in texture, ovate and obtuse in shape, size is usually 3.8-7.5 cm long as broad as long. Cordate at base with a white shallow sinus, glaucous beneath, finely reticulately veined. Petiole 1.3-3.2 cm long.
    Aristolochia bracteolata Lamk's Flowers. Soliatry; pedicels with a large sessil orbiculat or subreniform bract at the base. Perianth 2.5-4.5 cm long, base subglobose tube cylindric with a trumpet shaped mouth, lip linear, dark purple, with revolute margins, finely reticulately veined, as long as the tube. Capsules 1.3-2 cm long, oblong-ellipsoid, 12 ribbed, glabrous.

    Taste Odor & Occurrence

    Occurence: It occurs in England, India, Pakistan, Saudi-Arabia, Sri Lanka, Tropical Africa.
    Taste: Bitter,Pungent


    No information regarding Aristolochia bracteolata Lamk's substitute is currently available.

    Active Constituents

    Aristolochia bracteolata Lamk's Active constituents:


    No information regarding Aristolochia bracteolata Lamk's antidot is currently available.

    Warning & Precautions

    In too large doses, irritates the GIT and kidneys.It may cause nausea,vomiting and sometimes tenesmus.


    Currently no Toxicity information is available for Aristolochia bracteolata Lamk. (work in progress)