Lam.Synonym ► Plectronia parviflora (Lam.) Bedd.Family ► Rubiaceae.Habitat ► Throughout the Deccan Peninsula, from Gujarat and Maharashtra southwards, and in Bihar and Orissa.English ► Wild Jasmine.Folk ► Kaari.Siddha/Tamil ► Karai, Kadan Karai, Nalla Karai, Kudiram.Action ► Leaves and fruits— astringent, antispasmodic; used against cough. A decoction of the root and leaves is given in flu. Bark—antidysenteric.The plant contains mannitol (0.5%) and alkaloids. Canthium umbellatum Wight is also known as Kaari.
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