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EMBELIA ROBUSTA

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C. B. Clarke, non-Roxb.

Synonym ► E. tsjeriam-cottam A. DC.

Family ► Myrsinaceae.

Habitat ► Throughout greater part of India.

Ayurvedic ► Vidanga (allied species) Substitute for Embelia ribes.

Folk ► Baayabirang.

Action ► Fruit—antispasmodic, carminative, anthelmintic, antibacterial. Powdered fruit—used in dysentery. Plant—used in weak pulse rate.

EtOH (50%) extract of aerial parts exhibit slightly hypotensive activity. Stem contains embelin. See Embelia ribes.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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