Kumarika, an Indian Medicinal plant, is a prickly climbing plant having quadrangular branches.
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About Kumarika

It is found in the hilly areas throughout tropical India from the Himalayas to the state of Kerala at an altitude of about 2500 meters.Kumarika is a valued medicinal plant in India.

A decoction of the bulbous roots of this medicinal plant is used to promote the healing of sores, swellings and abscesses. In some regions of India the roots of Kumarika are taken internally in order to treat skin diseases, and as a substitute for sarsaparilla for venereal diseases. In Ayurveda, the roots are used in the treatment of diseases of the nervous system and urinary disorders.

Among the Santhalis, it is applied to get relief from rheumatism and pains in the lower extremities. In Bastar in the state of Madhya Pradesh in India, the roots of this medicinal plant are used in the treatment of spermatorrhoea, to promote fertility and as a refrigerant.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name kumarika
Flower Colour White, greenish-white, clustered flowers
Bloom Time May and June
Difficulty Level Medium

Planting and care

  • This is a very damage-tolerant plant capable of growing back from its rhizomes after being cut down or burned down by fire.
  • This, coupled with the fact that birds and other small animals spread the seeds over large areas, makes the plants very hard to get rid of.

    Kumarika care

    Kumarika is a large climber with slender, smooth or sparsely spiny, striate and quadrangular branches. The leaves are alternate, 8 to 20 centimetres long and 4 to 12 centimetres wide, variable in shape (ovate, lanceolate or elliptic), glabrous, shining, apex acuminate or cuspidate and base is usually rounded.

    The main nerves are 5 to 7 and the petioles are 1.3 to 2.5 centimetres long, stout, narrowly sheathing below the middle. The tendrils are slender and very long. Flowers of Kumarika are greenish-white in colour and are borne on stalked, many-flowered umbels, 1 to 3 together. The pedicels of both male and female flowers arise from an aggregation of a number of minute bracts.

    There are 6 segments of the flower and are usually reflexed. The fruits (capsule) of this plant are spherical, pea-sized, smooth and green in colour and turn red when ripe.

    Sunlight Full to partial sun.
    Watering medium
    Soil It grows best in moist woodlands with a soil pH between 5 and 6.
    Temperature Average room temperature.

    Kumarika uses

    Medicinal Use:

    • A decoction of the bulbous roots of this medicinal plant is used to promote the healing of sores, swellings and abscesses
    • The roots of Kumarika are taken internally in order to treat skin diseases, and as a substitute for sarsaparilla for venereal diseases
    • In Ayurveda, the roots are used in the treatment of diseases of the nervous system and urinary disorders

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    What is another name for a Kumarika ?

    Kumarika is commonly known as kumarika

    What color are Kumarika ?

    A Kumarika plant bears flowers of color White, greenish-white, clustered flowers

    When Kumarika blooms?

    With enough light, Kumarika may produce White, greenish-white, clustered flowers flowers in May and June

    How hard is Kumarika to grow?

    A Kumarika is Medium

    How much sunlight does a Kumarika need?

    A Kumarika prefers Full to partial sun.

    How much water does a Kumarika need?

    A Kumarika prefers watering medium

    What kind of soil does a Kumarika need?

    A Kumarika prefers It grows best in moist woodlands with a soil pH between 5 and 6.

    What temperature does a Kumarika like?

    A Kumarika prefers Average room temperature.



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