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Evolvulus alsinoides (slender dwarf morning-glory) is flowering plant from the family Convolvulaceae. It has a natural pantropical distribution encompassing tropical and warm-temperate regions of Australasia, Indomalaya, Polynesia, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Americas.<ref>Template:Cite web</ref> The species inhabits a wide range of habitats, from marshland and wet forests to deserts. A number of varieties and subspecies are recognised. It may become a weed in some situations. It is one of the plants included in Dasapushpam, the ten sacred flowers of Kerala.

This herb used in traditional medicine of East Asia for its purported psychotropic and nootropic properties.<ref>Template:Cite journal</ref> although such claims are not medically verified.

Chemical compounds isolated from E. alsinoides include scopoletin, umbelliferone, scopolin and 2-methyl-1,2,3,4-butanetetrol.<ref>Template:Cite journal</ref>

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