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HIPTAGE BENGHALENSIS

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Kurz.

Synonym ► H. madablota Gaertn.

Family ► Malpighiaceae.

Habitat ► Throughout the warmer parts of Maharashtra, Konkan, Karnataka and other parts of India.

Ayurvedic ► Atimukta, Atimuktaka, Maadhavi, Vaasanti, Pundrika, Mandaka, Vimukta, Kaamu- ka.

Siddha/Tamil ► Madhavi, Vasanda- gala-malligai.

Action ► Kernel of seeds is prescribed for reducing abdominal girth (obesity). Leaves—used in chronic rheumatism, asthma and skin diseases. Bark—used in bronchial asthma.

The stem and its bark contain friede- lin, epi-friedelinol, octacosanol, alpha- amyrin, beta-sitosterol and its beta-D- glucoside. The root bark gave a nitrogenous glucoside, hiptagin, identical with endecaphyllin and a glucosyl xanthone, mangiferin.

Dosage ► Fruit, seed, root—powder 3-5 g; paste 5-10 g. (CCRAS.)

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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