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GNIDA GLAUCA

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(Fresen.) Gilg.

Synonym ► G. eriocephalus Meis. Lasiosiphon glaucus Fresen. L. eriocephalus (Meisner) Decne.

Habitat ► Western Ghats.

Action ► Leaf—anti-inflammatory; used for contusions and swellings. Plant—vesicant.

The plant contains bicoumarins, lysocephalin and lasiocrin; a coumarin glucoside, crioside, and a bicoumarin glycoside, eriocephaloside. The plant also gave ingiresinol, syringin, gen- kwanin and its glycoside, beta-sitos- terol and its glucoside.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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