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Gurjo (Nepalese: गुर्जो)

Menispermaceae (moonseed family) » Tinospora cordifolia

 

tee-no-SPOR-uh -- from the Greek teino (to stretch like a bow) and spora (seed)

kor-di-FOH-lee-uh -- meaning, heart-shaped leaf

 

Native to: tropical and subtropical regions of Indian sub-continent

 

commonly known as: guduchi, heartleaved moonseed, heart-leaved tinospora, Indian tinospora, tinospora gulancha • Assamese: hoguni-lot • Bengali: গুলঞ্চ gulancha • Gujarati: ગળો galo • Hindi: गिलोय giloy, गुलञ्च gulancha, गुलबेल gulbel, गुर्च gurch • Kannada: ಅಗ್ನಿಬಳ್ಳಿ agniballi, ಅಮ್ಱುತಬಳ್ಳಿ amrutaballi • Konkani: अमृतवेल amritvel • Malayalam: അമൃതവള്ളി amritavalli, ചിറ്റമൃത് chitamrith • Manipuri: ningthou khongli • Marathi: अमृता amrita, अमृतवल्ली amritavalli, गुडूची guduchi, गुळवेल gulvel • Mizo: theisawntlung • Nepalese: गुर्जो gurjo • Oriya: gulancha, gulochi • Sanskrit: गुडूची guduchi, जीवन्तिका jivantika, वत्सःनी vatsahani • Tamil: அமிர்தவல்லி amirtavalli, குணலி kunali • Telugu: దుశ్శిరము dussiramu, తిప్పతీగె tippatige • Urdu: گرچ gurch, گلنچه guluncha

  

References: Flowers of IndiadreddyclinicM.M.P.N.D.ENVIS - FRLHT

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Taken on March 19, 2011