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ARISTOLOCHIA INDICA

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Family ► Aristolochiaceae.

Habitat ► Throughout the country, mainly in the plains and lower hilly regions.

English ► The Indian Birthwort.

Ayurvedic ► Ishvari, Gandhnaakuli, Naagadamani, Arkamuula.

Unani ► Zaraavand-Hindi.

Siddha/Tamil ► Adagam.

Folk ► Isarmuula, Isrola.

Action ► Oxytocic, abortifacient, emmenagogue.

Aristolochia sp. contain aristolochic acids and aristolactams.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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