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ERYTHROXYLUM MONOGYNUM

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Synonym ► E. indicum (DC.) Bedd.

Family ► Erythroxylaceae.

Habitat ► South India, up to 1,000 m.

English ► Bastard Sandal, Red Cedar.

Ayurvedic ► Kattuchandanam (Kerala).

Siddha/Tamil ► Devadaram.

Folk ► Gandh-giri (Maharashtra).

Action ► Leaf—diaphoretic, stimulant, diuretic, stomachic. A decoction is used for malarial fever. Bark and wood—febrifuge.

The wood yields diterpenes, including monogynol, OH-ogynol, devada- rool; d-hibaene, its epoxide and an olefinic hydrocarbon.

Biological activity of the plant is hypothermic and CNS active.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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