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HETEROPHRAGMA ROXBURGHII

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Synonym ► H. quadriloculare (Roxb.) D. Schum.

Habitat ► Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu.

Ayurvedic ► Waarasa.

Siddha/Tamil ► Barokalagoru.

Folk ► Pullunga, Paatang (Maharashtra).

Action ► Tar extracted from wood— used in skin diseases. Leaf juice— applied externally on toe sores and in chilblain.

The flowers gave hentriacontane and allantoin; the leaves contain ursolic acid and sitosterol. The seeds contain a saponin (rhamnoside), lupeol, beta- sitosterol, stigmasterol and cubulin. The essential oil from flowers exhibits antimicrobial activity.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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