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Template:Italictitle Template:Taxobox Argyreia cuneata is a perennial climbing shrub which is native to the Indian subcontinent and is related to Argyreia nervosa.

Common names include purple morning glory, mahalungi, and kallana gida.

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Description

Argyreia cuneata is a perennial climbing shrub growing from 150-200cm. Its stems are covered with soft white hair. The leaves are about 6 centimeters long by 2.5 wide with wedge-shaped bases. The flowers are purple and about 5 cm long. The seeds are brown, about 1 cm long, and elliptically shaped.

Toxicity

Like those of Argyreia nervosa, the seeds of A. cuneata contain various ergoline alkaloids such as chanoclavines and lysergic acid amides.<ref>Template:Cite book</ref><ref>Template:Cite book</ref>

Medicinal uses

The leaves are traditionally used for treatment of diabetes.<ref>Template:Cite book</ref>

References

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