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GNETUM MONTANUM

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Markgraf.

Synonym ► G. scandens Roxb. in part.

Family ► Gnetaceae.

Habitat ► Tropical Himalayas from Nepal to Bhutan, Assam and Meghalaya.

English ► Joint Fir.

Siddha/Tamil ► Anapendu, Peiodal (G. ula.)

Action ► Seed oil—antirheumatic. Plant— antiperiodic. Leaves— piscic.

The stem-wood yielded bergenin, acetophenone and stilbene derivatives.

G. ula Brongn. non-Karst is found in evergreen forests of Western and Eastern Ghats up to 1,800 m.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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