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DIOSPYROS TOMENTOSA

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Synonym ► D. exsculpta Buch.-Ham.

Family ► Ebenaceae.

Habitat ► Sub-Himalayan tract from Ravi to Nepal, also in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Orrisa.

English ► Nepal Ebony Persimmon.

Ayurvedic ► Viralaa, Tinduka (var.).

Siddha/Tamil ► Tumbi.

Action ► Astringent, anti- inflammatory, styptic. Various plant parts are used for dry cough, bronchitis, pleurisy, pneumonia, dysuria, fistula, tumours, bleeding gums, haemorrhagic conditions.

The leaves and stems gave beta- sitosterol, lupeol, betulin, betulinic and oleanolic acids.

Unsaponifiable matter of seeds showed CNS depressant activity.

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