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CAYRATIA CARNOSA

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(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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Indian Medicinal Plants

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