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Cissampelos pareira

Cissampelos pareira is a species of flowering plant and climber in the family Menispermaceae. It is native to Assam. The common name for the climber in Assamese is Tubukilata. Other common names (in English) are pareira brava, Abuta, Barbasco, Barel-panrhe, False Pareira Brava, False Pareira Root, Ice Vine, Midwife’s Herb, Pereira Root, Sulara, Velvet Leaf, (in Sanskrit) Laghu Patha , (in Tamil) Vatta-t-tiruppi, (in Telugu) Pata Visah Boddi,  (in Bengali) Kijri, (in Gujarati) Venivel, (in Hindi) Bhatvel, Padh, (in Kannada)  Parera Beru, (in Khasi) Jyrmi Salla, (in Konkani) Pahadvel, (in Malayalam) Paataththaali, Malathaanti. It is a valuable medicinal plant.

Scientific classification of Cissampelos pareira
Kingdom:       Plantae
Clade :    Tracheophytes
Clade :    Angiosperms
Clade :    Eudicots
Order :   Ranunculales
Family :  Menispermaceae
Genus :  Cissampelos
Species : C. pareira
Binomial name : Cissampelos pareira L.

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