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Hook. f.

Synonym ► C. rottleri Klotzsh.

Family ► Euphorbiaceae.

Habitat ► Throughout India except Jammu & Kashmir and northeastern India as a weed.

Ayurvedic ► Suuryaavart.

Folk ► Nilakanthi.

Action ► Ash of root—bechic. Leaf— depurative. Seed—cathartic.

Roots contain xanthone glycosides and a chromone glycoside. Seeds gave oil rich in linoleate. The plant contains 9.0% tannin.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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