Seem.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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