Scindapsus officinalis Schoott.
Monstera officinalis (Roxb.) Schott, Pothos officinalis Roxb., Scindapsus annamicus Gagnep.
Hindi : Gajapeepal , Sanskrit : Gajakrsna, Hastipipali , Punjabi : Gajapeepal , Bengali : Gajapeepal , Gujrati : Motopeepar , Kannada : Adkebeeluvalli Malayalam : Attipali , Marathi : Gajapipalee.
It is a large epiphytic climber, found all along the sub-Himalayan tract between an altitude of 330-1000 m in West Bengal, Orissa, Andhra Pradesh and the Andaman Islands. Fruit Occurs in transversely cut circular pieces of about 2.0-3.0 cm in diameter and 2.0-3.5 cm thick, brownish-grey, rough and scaly, cut surface has a central core, surrounded by fruits enclosing the seed covered partly by aril; odour and taste not distinct. Seed Kidney-shaped, 0.3-0.4 cm wide, 0.4-0.6 cm long, smooth, shiny, greyish-brown with a dent, odour and taste not distinct.
Glucosides viz. Scindapsin A & Scindapsin B, Sugars & Fixed Oil
Rasa : Katu , Guna : Ruksa , Virya : Usna , Vipaka : Katu, Karma : Dipana, Kanthya, Kaphahara, Vatahara, Agnivardhaka, Malavisosan, , Stanya, Varnya.
Atisara, svasa, Krmiroga, Kanha Roga
It is used in parasitic worms (helminths) and other internal parasites from the body, Relieving or preventing dysentery, asthma, inflammation by acting on body mechanisms, pain.