Feb 12, 2014
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(Roth) K. Schum.

Synonym ► A. caryophyllata G. Don

Family ► Apocynaceae.

Habitat ► Assam, West Bengal, Bihar, Orissa, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu; often cultivated in Indian gardens.

Ayurvedic ► Madhumaalati.

Action ► Antiseptic; anodyne (an ingredient in massage oils for paraplegia, neuralgia, sciatica); also anthelmintic and emetic.

The leaves contain quercetin, kaem- pferol and phenolic acids. Shoot tips and flower buds contain tannin.

Aganosma calycina A. DC. is also equated with Madhumaalati.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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