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ADINA CORDIFOLIA

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Hook. f. ex Brandis

Family ► Rubiaceae.

Habitat ► Indigenous in deciduous forests all over India.

English ► Yellow Teak, Saffron Teak.

Ayurvedic ► Haridru, Haraduaa- kadamba, Gaur-kadamba, Girikadamba, Dhaaraakadam- ba, Pitadaaru, Kadambapushpa.

Siddha/Tamil ► Manjakadambu.

Folk ► Haladu, Kheta Kadam.

Action ► Antibacterial, antiseptic, antidysenteric, antibilious (used in biliary colic), febrifuge. Root— astringent.

The heartwood contains indole alkaloids; bark 7.27-9.27% tannin. The leaves contain ursolic acid and querce- tin.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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