Botanical Name : Abrus Precatorius
Tamil Name : கருப்பு சிவப்பு குண்டுமணி / Karuppu Sivappu Gundumani
English Name : Coral bead vine
Malayalam Name : കുന്നിക്കുരു / Kunnikkuru
Hindi Name : रत्ती / Ratti
Telugu Name : గురిగింజ / Guriginja
The plant, commonly known as the Rosary Pea or Jequirity Bean, has the botanical name Abrus Precatorius. Native to Asia and Australia, these plants are initially normal and tend to become aggressive after specific growth. This herbaceous flowering plant comes from the bean family Fabaceae.
Coral Bead Vine grows in the woods and in the common landscape as a thin, and perennial herb. These long vines cling to trees, shrubs, and hedges with leaves of pinnate leaves and twist around it. The seeds of these plants are so popular that they are used as rhythms in the structure as bells. But because of the presence of Abrin in them, they are slightly toxic.
It is very dangerous for children and the elderly to chew the seeds. These coral beads have 5-15 to 13 cm long leaves and 5-15 pairs of leaflets. The leaves are oval to elliptical in appearance, and the edges are full of peas. The small flowers of the pea plant are clustered in purple to pink.
- Coral Bead Vine has been used in paranormal medicine for centuries to cure various physical disorders.
- The oil produced using this Coral Bead Vine is said to have aphrodisiac properties.
- The tea produced from abrus leaves can be used to treat fever, headache, cough, colds, and nausea.
- Its poisonous seeds are allowed to be consumed after heat treatment.
- Various purification measures are allowed for use after the toxic effects of these plant seeds.
- The toxicity is broken by boiling the seeds in milk and then drying them.
- Like castor oil, the protein-rich Karuppu Sivappu Gundumani becomes benign when subjected to high temperatures.
- Though the roots of this plant are somewhat bitter, they are used as an alternative to alcohol in India.
- Its vigorous roots and leaves are medicated for bee stings, insect bites, and inflammation, and are used as an alternative to Jamaica tea.
- It has long been used in India and Brazil under the name of “Jequirity” to treat black-and-red squirrels.
- These plants are used in Ayurveda for their ability to stimulate hair growth. In some Indian hair products, companies use Karuppu Sivappu Gundumani as raw material.
There are no side effects in using this product, and you can consider the medical advice for the usage of this product during pregnancy.
Harvesting & Manufacturing Methods
All herbs are 100% naturally harvested, dried, and pulverized without the chemical interactions that assure the natural herb powders.