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LASIOSIPHON ERIOCEPHALUS

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Family ► Thymelaceaceae.

Habitat ► Deccan and Western Ghats, from Konkan southwards to Kerala at altitudes of 1,200-2,500 m.

Siddha ► Nachinaar (Tamil).

Folk ► Raamethaa (Maharashtra).

Action ► Barkandleaves—poisonous. Plant—vesicant. Leaves are applied to swellings and contusions.

The stem bark and seeds contain a xanthone glycoside, lasioside and a biscoumarin, lasiocephatin.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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