Convolvulus arvensis is a climbing or creeping herbaceous perennial plant. Its leaves are spirally shaped and the flowers are trumpet shaped. In spite of its attractive flowers, it is often unwelcome in gardens as a nuisance weed due to its rapid growth and choking of cultivated plants.
It is native to Europe and Asia. It is very common in Pakistan.
It is used as folk medicine in Northern areas of Pakistan.
Its local name is Leli and its a common wild flower of Pakistan.
It has innumerable names like Lesser Bindweed, Field Bindweed, Small-flowered Morning Glory, Creeping jenny and Possession Vine.
Uses as a folk medicine:
In Northern areas of Pakistan, It is used against dandruff. And in this case, part of the plant used is roots. The old women used roots of Canvolvulus arvensis for wwashing hair to remove dandruff.
It is also used against abdominal pain and in this case only leaves and branches of this plant are used. Whole plant without roots is cut and cooked as vegetable used for abdominal pain and abdominal worms in children.