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DATISCA CANNABINA

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Family ► Datiscaceae.

Habitat ► Temperate and subtropical Himalaya from Kashmir to Nepal at 300-1,800 m.

English ► False Hemp.

Folk ► Akal-ber. Bhang-jala (Punjab).

Action ► Diuretic, purgative, expectorant. Used in fevers, and gastric and scrofulous ailments.

The plant contains flavonoids, datis- cin and datiscanin. EtOH (50%) extract of seeds and flowers exhibited marked sedative, highly anti-inflammatory, mild analgesic, antipyretic and diuretic activity in rats.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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