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CARALLIA BRACHIATA

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(Lour.) Merr.

Synonym ► C. integerrima DC. C. lucida Roxb. ex Kurz.

Habitat ► Throughout India, up to an altitude of 1,300 m, and in the Andamans.

Folk ► Karalli, Kierpa. Varanga (Malyalam).

Action ► Leaves—used in the treatment of sapraemia. Bark—used for treating oral ulcers, stomatitis, inflammation of the throat.

The leaves contain alkaloids (0.2% dry basis), the major being (+)-hygro- line.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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