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DURANTA PLUMIERI

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Synonym ► Duranta repens Linn.

Family ► Verbenaceae.

Habitat ► Cultivated as a hedge plant.

Folk ► Durantaa.

Action ► Antifungal (topically).

The leaves contain a saponin and fruits an alkaloid analogous to narco- tine. Macerated fruits, which even in dilutions of 1 : 100 parts of water, is lethal to mosquito larvae (the action is less marked on Culicine larvae.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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