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KALANCHOE LACINIATA

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(Linn.) DC.

Synonym ► K. schweinfurthii Penzig. Cotyledon laciniata Roxb.

Family ► Crassulaceae.

Habitat ► Maharashtra, Deccan and Bengal.

Ayurvedic ► Parnabija (var.), Vatapatri.

Unani ► Zakhm-e-Hayaat.

Siddha/Tamil ► Malakalli.

Folk ► Hemasaagar.

Action ► Plant—used in fever, dyspepsia, skin allergy, asthma, bronchitis. Leaves—astringent, antiseptic, astringent. Applied to insect bites. Lotions are used for smallpox. Leaf juice is given in diarrhoea, dysentery, lithiasis.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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