Roxb.Family ► Lythraceae.Habitat ► Almost throughout India, up to an altitude of 900 m, in theAyurvedic ► Siddhaka, Siddha, Syandana (provisional synonym).Folk ► Dhauraa, Bakli. Chungi (Hyderabad). Lendia (trade).Action ► Astringent, fungitoxic.The bark and leaves contain tannin 7-10 and 16% respectively. The plant contains a pentacyclic triterpene, lag- florin. Aqueous extract of fresh and ethanolic extract of dried and powdered leaves exhibit fungitoxic activity against several fungal pathogens of rice.
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