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DALBERGIA LATIFOLIA

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Synonym ► D. emerginata Roxb.

Family ► Papilionaceae; Fabaceae.

Habitat ► Bengal, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Western Peninsula.

English ► East Indian Rosewood, Bombay Blackwood.

Ayurvedic ► Shimshapaa (related sp.)

Unani ► Sheesham.

Siddha/Tamil ► Itti, Eravadi, Karun- doroiral.

Folk ► Sisu.

Action ► Stimulant, appetiser, anthelmintic, spasmogenic. Used in dyspepsia, diarrhoea; also in obesity, cutaneous affections and leprosy.

The bark contains hentriacontane, latifolin, beta-sitosterol and tannins. EtOH (50%) extract of the bark exhibits spasmogenic, and anthelmintic activity against Ascaridia galli.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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