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EHRETIA BUXIFOLIA

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Synonym ► Carmona microphylla (Lam.) G. Don.

Family ► Ehrethiaceae.

Habitat ► Common in dry scrub forests of the Deccan Peninsula.

Siddha/Tamil ► Kuruvingi, Kattuvet- tilai.

Folk ► Pala.

Action ► Root—alterative in cachexia and syphilis; an antidote to vegetable poisoning. Dried leaves—pectic and stomachic.

The plant contains microphyllone. EtOH (50%) extract of aerial parts showed low anti-inflammatory and cardiovascular activities.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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