is a herb common in India. This plant is a member of Cucurbitaceae plant
family. This is a herbaceous, slender, extensive, monoecious climber.
The leaves are palmately 3-7 lobed, membranous, and glabrous. The
flowers are creamy white, in axillary fascicles. The berries are nearly
sphericle and smooth. The seeds are obovate, creamy-white or pale
yellow, minutely scorbiculate. The flowering season is August to
Shivlingi cleanses and
nourishes the Artavavaha Shrotas. It restores the balance of Apana Vata,
Prana Vata and Ranjaka Pitta and thereby rejuvenates female generative
organs and promotes regular menstruation. It is also described as a
prominent Garbhkar Herb in Ayurveda.
1Shivlingi has showed
antimicrobial activity. It also showed antibacterial and significant
antifungal activity against a wide range of gram positive and gram
negative bacteria and fungi. The antibacterial (minimum inhibitory
concentration) effect against Bacillus cereus and Shigella shiga was found
to be 64 microg/ml.