Botanical Name : Smilax Ehineusis Linn
English Name. : China Root
Tamil Name. : Parangi Pattai
Hindi Name. : Chobchini/ Cobcini
Malayalam Name: Chinapaivu, Cinappavu, Pairu, Pavu
Telugu Name. :Gaali Chakka/ Gali-chekka/ Parangicekka/ Pirangi Chakka/ Pirangi-chekka
About Parangi Pattai (China Root):-
Shrub thickets in hills and mountains. Forests, thickets, hillsides, grassy slopes, shaded places along valleys or streams from near sea level to 2000 metres.When the seedlings eventually germinate, prick them out into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first year, though we normally grow them on in pots for 2 years. Plant them out into their permanent positions in early summer. Division in early spring as new growth begins. Larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions.
It treats for rheumatoid arthritis, gout, enteritis, urinary tract infections, skin ulcers.
Parangi Chakkai preparation heals skin diseases like psoriasis, eczema and reduces blood sugar level of diabetic patients.