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LACTUCA RUNCINATA

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Synonym ► L. heyneana DC.

Family ► Compositae; Asteraceae.

Habitat ► Many parts of India, as a common weed.

Folk ► Undir-chaa-kaan (Maharashtra).

Action ► Diuretic, slightly aperient. Used as a diuretic in calculous affections, also for chronic obstruction of liver and bowels.

A smaller var., found in western Ut- tar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Saurashtra and the Deccan Penninsula, is equated with L. remotiflora DC.

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