Linn.Family ► Rubiaceae.Habitat ► Native to tropical America; occurs in tidal forests of South India and in Andaman Islands. (An extract of flowers, resembling rose-water, in sold in Travancore markets.)Action ► Bark—used in chronic dysentery; also applied to wounds and abscesses.Siddha/Tamil ► Pey Ellu, Uch Ellu.Folk ► Raam-til, Kaalaa Til, Sargujaa.Action ► Oil from seed—an- tirheumatic.The seeds yield an oil (33%), a mixture of triglycerides, lauric, palmitic, palmitoleic, stearic, oleic, linoleic and arachidic acids. The unsaponifiable matter is a mixture of stigmasterol, n- triacontane and lupeol. Seeds contain lysine.
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