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CROTALARIA VERRUCOSA

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Family ► Papilionaceae; Fabaceae.

Habitat ► Tropical regions of India from Himalayas to Sri Lanka.

Ayurvedic ► Shanapushpi. Shana (var.).

Siddha/Tamil ► Sanal, Sannappu.

Folk ► Sanai, Jhanjhaniaa.

Action ► Juice of leaves—used for biliousness, dyspepsia, blood impurities, scabies and impetigo, both internally and externally.

Taraxerol, beta-sitosterol and linole- ic, palmitic, stearic, lauric, oleic, lino- lenic, arachidic, myristic and ricinoleic acids have been isolated from fixed oil of the stem.

Dosage ► Seed—1-3 g powder. (CCRAS.)

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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