Marsdenia tenacissima (Roxb.) Moon, Cat. Pl. Ceylon 21 1824. (syn: Asclepias echinata Hook.f.; Asclepias tenacissima Roxb.; Asclepias tomentosa Hook.f. [Illegitimate]; Gymnema tenacissimum (Roxb.) Spreng.; Marsdenia tenacissima Wight & Arn.; Pergularia crocea Zipp. ex Span. (unresolved); Pergularia tenacissima (Roxb.) D. Dietr.);
Common name: Rajmahal Hemp, Devil’s Tongue, Bush Banana • Hindi: Jiti, मरुआबेल Maruabel • Malayalam: Perumkurumba • Oriya: mendi • Sanskrit: मधुरसा Madhurasa, मधूलिका Madhulika, मोरटा Morata • Tamil: panjukkodi • Telugu: kaarudushtupatige,
Stem and petiole densely hairy. Petiole 5-9 cm long. Leaf-blade 7-18 cm long, 6-16 cm wide, velvety pubescent above, densely tomentose beneath. Cymes hairy. Calyx-lobes about 2 mm long, densely hairy without. Corolla 0.4-0.5 cm in diameter, densely pubescent without; lobes about as long as the tube. Corona-segments truncate, emarginate or shortly bifid. Merocarps 7-17 cm long, up to 6 cm wide, velvety pubescent.
Flowering and fruiting: August-December
Dry deciduous forests
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi
Padamiratti in Tamil is Clerodendrum species. Your plant is not Clerodendrum species. See link
As your plant contains latex, it could be a climber of Asclepiadaceae.
Do you have any flower photographs or other siddha/ Tamil name.
Leaves have resemblance to Pergularia tomentosa and Marsdenia sps
Marsdenia tenacissima, I guess.
Please check for Marsdenia tenacissima of Asclepiadaceae
Used as an anticancer herbal medicine is known to induce apoptosis (programmed cell death) in cancer cells and ALSO prevent the capillary formation around and in tumors that feed the tumors
I think this plant has great potential as anti cancer herbal medicine without the hassles of the chemo regimes, i hope can be co-used with conventional chemo, thereby requiring less chemo, and that such an integrated protocol is developed soon.
Lets which country does this the fastest by providing proper funds, atmosphere and academic independence to researchers.