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DOLICHANDRONE FALCATE

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Family ► Bignoniaceae.

Habitat ► Moist forests of central and southern India.

Ayurvedic ► Mesha-shringi (also equated with Gymnena sylvestre R. Br.), Vishaanikaa.

Siddha/Tamil ► Kattu Varsana, Kaddalatti, Kaliyacca.

Action ► Fruits—bitter, carminative, used in diabetes, urinary disorders, bronchitis and skin diseases. Leaves—applied externally to swollen glands. Abortifacient.

The leaves yield luteolin, chrysin and its 7-rutinoside and glucoside.

Fruits are also known as Rshabhaka in the South.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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