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GARDENIA RESINIFERA

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Synonym ► G. lucida Roxb.

Family ► Rubiaceae.

Habitat ► Central India and Deccan Peninsula.

Ayurvedic ► Naadihingu (related species), Jantuka.

Unani ► Dikaamaali.

Siddha/Tamil ► Kambil, Kumbai, Dikkamalli.

Action ► Gum—antimicrobial, anthelmintic; used in skin diseases. Gum gave flavonoids—gardenins, wagonin derivatives, de-Me- tangeretin, nevadensin, hexacosyl- p-coumarate. See G. gummifera.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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