3 Top Health Benefits of Veliparuthi (Uthamani | Pergularia Daemia)

Veliparuthi plant also commonly called uthamani in Tamil is an amazing herb with wonderful medicinal uses. It called Utran in Hindi and Trellis-Vine in English. It’s a creeper and it’s botanical name is pergularia Daemia. You can easily find this plant in most of the villages in India and it’s found in most of the Asian countries and in Africa. I have long been thinking of writing about veliparuthi but somehow or the other I didn’t but when a reader of this blog asked me about veliparuthi, I thought I will do it today.

Veliparuthi Plant:

This plant is well known in our village side and we use it extensively in home remedies. The best way to identify the plant is with it’s unique fruits and heart shaped leaves. Usually it is found along the road side and that is why it is commonly called veli paruthi.  It smells bad when bruised and stems produce a milky latex when broken. Each and every part of this plant is used as a medicine including the latex. Since it is easily found along road sides, using the extract for treating insect bites are very common in our place. You can also grow this plant in your garden and it needs very little maintenance. The leaves also can be collected, dried and stored for future use.

Veliparuthi Health Benefits:

It reduces blood sugar levels, treats jaundice and minor wounds and the best part is extensive studies have been done to prove the effectiveness of most of it’s medicinal uses. An important study on veliparuthi which really excited me was about it’s amazing use in treating poly cystic ovarian syndrome which affects many women now.

The study showed remarkable results when 1ml of fresh veliparuthi leaf juice was administered for 6 consequential days and the researchers concluded that veliparuthi extract was highly effective in treating pcos. One study done on rats proved conclusively that veliparuthi infusion protects the liver of toxicity. It was also proven of it’s effectiveness in treating toothache and also in a study done on rats showed significant antihyperglycemic activity (diabetic control).

Velparuthi also showed significant antibacterial and anti fungal properties and along with it antioxidant properties too, making it very valuable for treating stress related diseases. Pregnant women and women who are planning for pregnancy should not consume this herb as it has anti fertility properties.

3 Top Medicinal Uses Of Veliparuthi Plant:

1. Uthamani Plant For poly cystic ovarian syndrome:

If you are suffering from pcos, try this remedy for a week. Collect fresh leaves and use approximately 5 grams of the leaves and grind it to a paste with water and consume it for a week in the early morning. Make sure the leaves are fresh when you are doing this treatment. Fresh extract also can be applied for insect bites like mentioned before. It can also applied for toothache and for external ear infections.

2. Pergularia Daemia | Uthamani Latex For Boils & Wounds:

Latex of uthamani can be applied for treating boils and wounds. When you break the leaves from the plant white latex will flow out, applying this latex helps wounds and boils heal faster.

3. Pregularia Daemia| Uthamani Decoction For Cold Related Problems:

Boil the leaves of uthamani plant in a cup of water. This extract treats asthma and all cold related problems like bronchitis. This decoction also treats urinary tract problems and also can be taken for severe stomach pain.



  1. Anonymous
    July 14, 2015 / 11:25 pm

    Hi ramya, this is a wonderful blog! I have pcos n i suffer from excessive hair growth. I have hair on face too, sideburns, cheeks, neck. I know that pcos would cause irregular.periods, obesity n excessive hair growth. Fortunately, i have always had regular periods n i am not obese. But the excessive hair growth o face is a huge confidence damper! I would be very grateful if you could help further. Will the periods get effectex by taking the uthamani leaves? Will the hair growth stop? I used to massage with seseme oil n besan, turmeric paste regularly for almost 2 years but it was of no use. Looking forward for your answer. Thank you!

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      July 19, 2015 / 4:55 pm

      Thanks a lot and very sorry for the late reply. I would suggest trying the fresh uthamani extract everyday for a week as it is considered the best remedy for pcos. Since the facial hair growth is a side effect of pcos, it is best to treat the problem than the side effect and as far as I know it does not affect periods in anyway…..

  2. sashiya chandran
    July 31, 2015 / 6:53 am

    hi ramya, can we get this in shop. we do not have access to this plant.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      August 5, 2015 / 1:57 pm

      We don't get the fresh plant in the shops but try for the dried powder in herbal shops (nattu marunthu kadai)….

  3. Anonymous
    November 25, 2015 / 11:26 am

    can this be used for treating pcos who is trying to get pregnant?

  4. DDR
    December 21, 2015 / 1:38 am

    Hi mam, for how many days we have to consume uthamani juice for pcos.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      December 25, 2015 / 4:02 am

      You can take it for 5 days…

  5. Unknown
    January 5, 2016 / 2:39 pm

    Hi mam,I am 23 yrs old suffering from severe pcos in which i haven't had my periods for six months nd heavy bleeding for the next three months.thisis happing for the past two years due to which I gained upto 10 kgs .I had tried all type of treatments but had effects only when I consume it and no effect after I stop consuming. Can I have this veliparuthi treatment ??Will give days be enough or how many days to cure it completely? Please help me mam…Thank you mam.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      January 28, 2016 / 2:31 pm

      Hi, you can use pergularia daemia | uthamani plant for treating pcos. I would suggest taking it for 5 days. Also I would suggest reading this article, it would give you the full details about the dosage and how the study proving it's effectiveness for pcos was done: http://www.iosrphr.org/papers/v5i5/H055042049.pdf.

  6. Anonymous
    January 30, 2016 / 6:58 am

    Hi.I tooo am suffering from PCOS problem and cant access this plant.But the powder suggested by you is equally effective as fresh plant and needs to be consumed in same dosage for five days or any varialtions in the same

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      March 5, 2016 / 2:50 pm

      You can try the same quantity and duration of the uthamani extract in powder form….

  7. Anonymous
    March 20, 2016 / 5:51 am

    i have increased weight because of PCOS. will taking uthamani extract reduce my weight? all others methods of weight reduction don't seem to help me and i become very tired after few minutes of walking(no stamina at all) and my weight is increasing rapidly. plz help me. and i also have excess facial hair growth

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      March 21, 2016 / 3:58 pm

      Uthamani | Pergularia Daemia greatly helps treat PCOS but I would kindly suggest consulting an ayurvedic physician for the correct dosage for your body as dosage is very important…

  8. Anonymous
    March 22, 2016 / 4:00 am

    Thank you for all the valuable information on this blog. Please tell us if this herb Uthamani/Pergularia daemia would help get rid of unwanted hair growth above the lip (it is looking like a noticeable mustache and unfortunately on a small girl aged about 10 years). Can you recommend any remedy to discourage the growth.Thank you.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      April 17, 2016 / 3:24 pm

      I am very sorry for the late reply. Natural methods of hair removal does work but it takes time and it has to applied daily to see results. I would suggest using rose petal bath powder from the blog daily for her as she is still very young. It will not only remove unwanted hair but it will keep her skin blemish free if used regularly. Here is the link for making it at home: wildturmeric

    • Anonymous
      April 18, 2016 / 11:35 am

      Thank you very much for your help with the remedy for removal of unwanted hair. Truly useful and would definitely benefit the little girl immensely.Like to read all the posts you present. Very valuable indeed!Can you add in the coming days,some posts on the use of ber, star gooseberry, jamun, mulberries,mango leaves,neem leaves, guava leaves, banana leaves too. Thank you once again for all the information posted here.Best wishes!!

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      June 4, 2016 / 5:12 am

      I have already written about banana leaves, neem leaves and mulberries in the blog. For the rest of the ingredients mentioned, I will try posting about them sooner…

  9. franklin arulanandasamy
    March 29, 2016 / 3:30 pm

    Hi RamyaActually I have fibroids in utereus. But it s of ignorable size only. But I get severe pain during my periods. I heard from my neighbour that this uthamani can be used for utreus related problem. So she grows this plant in pot.Hers s fallopian related problem.Though v both have different types of problem,I consumed how she said. 7 r 8 leaves, peppercorns, dry ginger, palm candy, powdered coarsely, boiled, strained and had in empty stomach. Morning or evening during periods. It was effective too. Is this method correct?? Can I consume this way for fibroids. Pls let me know.Thanks in advance.S.Gracy.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      May 20, 2016 / 2:58 am

      Gracy, Pergularia daemia is used for treating all uterus problems. Though pergularia has low levels of toxicity, I would still suggest consulting any ayurvedic physician about the correct dosage and the duration it should be taken for treating specific problems…

  10. Unknown
    March 30, 2016 / 5:22 am

    Are uthamani and veliparuthi the same plant.

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      May 18, 2016 / 3:00 am

      Yes, veliparuthi and uthamani are the same…

  11. franklin arulanandasamy
    June 11, 2016 / 2:42 am

    Thank u Ramya Gracy

  12. Anonymous
    July 4, 2016 / 9:34 pm

    Ramya, thanks very much for the PCOS relief. We do not get fresh leaves here. How to use the dried leaves from naatu marundhu shop for intake?

    • Ramya Venkateshwaran
      July 15, 2016 / 5:33 am

      You can boil the dried leaves in water and take the decoction…

  13. Shalini
    October 12, 2016 / 10:39 am

    Thanks for the useful information ramya I'm very much suffering from uterus problems pcos is the main one. This uthamani decoction will give any side effect??

  14. Mano Rex
    October 22, 2016 / 5:01 am

    Iduku doctor medicine kedayada?

  15. Unknown
    January 22, 2017 / 2:33 pm

    dear mam, Thanks for d remedy.How long v have to take dis juice…pls let me know mam. THank u

  16. shiatutor
    July 3, 2017 / 2:26 pm

    Hello.I have Uttamani leaves, flower and fruit. Any one needed please contact dietetiansaba@gmail.com

  17. Jyoti
    August 16, 2017 / 3:05 pm

    Hi Ramya,Have you got any feedback from any of your readers who tried veliparuthi leaves for PCOD..did it work for them? Did it work on the excess hair also? will it be enough to use just for 5 days for even chronic PCOD ? Does it really work that fast? Are you not supposed to take it regularly for severe cases? Please let me know, thanks !

  18. karu
    October 10, 2017 / 2:10 pm

    I want to plant this in my fence. Where can I buy the seeds?

  19. Anonymous
    November 1, 2017 / 2:03 pm

    Hi ramya.. does this plant help adenomyosis? I have tried kazhichikkai but didnt help in shrinking the uterus but helped to reduce pain. Im back on modern medicine. -tamayanti (malaysia)

  20. Anonymous
    November 20, 2017 / 5:57 am

    hi i am nandhakumar is veliparuthi leaf juice can take orally? some said its from dogbane family hence its poisonous

  21. Anonymous
    April 15, 2018 / 10:14 am

    The plant is available in agri university nursery to buy, cost me 15 rupees for a sapling. Seeds are also available in seed banks for sale in agri university. There are medical herbal nursery that sell these plants, they are however much more expensive than the government nursery..

  22. puneetha
    June 14, 2019 / 7:19 pm

    Does veli paruthi increases body heat?

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