(Wall.) Gagnep.Synonym ► C. trifolia (L.) Domin. Vitis carnosa Wall. V.trifolia Linn.Family ► Vitaceae.Habitat ► Throughout the warmer parts of India, from Jammu and Rajasthan to Assam and up to 300 m.Ayurvedic ► Gandira.Siddha/Tamil ► Tumans.Action ► Leaves, seeds, roots— astringent, applied to ulcers and boils. Leaves—diaphoretic (recommended in high fever). Root- given in anaemic conditions. Aerial parts—CNS active, hypothermic. The stems, leaves and roots contain hydrocyanic acid. Presence of delphinidin and cyanidin is reported in the leaves.
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