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GREWIA POPULIFOLIA

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Synonym ► G. tenax (Forsk.) Aschers & Schwf.

Family ► Tiliaceae.

Habitat ► Cultivated in Punjab, Sind, Rajasthan and Western India, down to the Nilgiri Hills.

Ayurvedic ► Gaangeru(ki). Substitute for Gulshakari (Naagabalaa).

Siddha/Tamil ► Achhu.

Folk ► Gangeran.

Action ► See G. hirsuta.

The stem bark contains triterpe- noids.

Dosage ► Root—10-20 ml juice; 50100 ml decotion. (CCRAS.)

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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