Common Name : Beach Morning Glory,Phak-boong-ta-lae (Thai name)
Part Used : Aerial Part
Ipomoea is a creeping herb like a water convolvulus. This plant is found in the coastal areas.
It has been used as a medicine in many countries for curing the heumatism, boils, pyodermas and, hemorrhoid bleeding. It was also used as a laxative. In Thailand, the coastal fishermen use this plant for relieving of jellyfish poison, and boil with water for relieving the skin itching by taking a bath. It was used for relieving of flatulence, and spasm. Its seeds were used as a purgative and as a stomachache reliever. Its root
juice can be used as a diuretic.The popularity and the effectiveness of this plant are for relieving of jellyfish poison. It is, therefore, formulated in the form of cream for convenient usage. Its active ingredients are the volatile esters or diterpenoids, such as B-Damascenone and E-Phytol, which have the antihistamine - like and the antispasmodic activities.