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KEDROSTIS FOETIDISSIMA

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(Jacq.) Cogn.

Synonym ► K. rostrata (Rottl.) Cogn. Bryonia rostrata Rottl. Rhynghocarpa foetida Clarke

Family ► Cucurbitacease.

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

Folk ► Appakovay (Tamil Nadu). Kukumadona, Nagadonda (Andhra Pradesh) Nurakvel (Maharashtra).

Action ► Root and fruit—demulcent; used in asthma and piles.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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