Botanical name: Plant of the Month – Salacia reticulata
Kannada – Ekanayakam
Malayalam – Ekanayakam, Ponkoranti
Sanskrit – Vairi Ekanayakam
Tamil – Ekanayakam, Ponkoranti, Koranti
Telugu – Anukuda chettu
Salacia Reticulata is a climbing shrub with blackish branches. Salacia Reticulata is a large, woody climber found in the rain forests of Sri Lanka and parts of western India. It has Salanisol as active principle for diabetic treatment.