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ERYTHRINA STRICTA

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Family ► Papilionaceae; Fabaceae.

Habitat ► Assam, Manipur, West Bengal and South India.

Ayurvedic ► Muraa (controversial).

Siddha/Tamil ► Mullu-murukku.

Action ► Bark—antibilious, an- tirheumatic, febrifuge, antiasth- matic, antiepileptic, antileprotic. Flowers—antidote to poison. In Assam, the juice of the root bark is given to children in threadworm infection.

The plant gave tetracyclic alkaloids— (+)-erythraline and (+)-erythrinine.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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