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LEPIDIUM LATIFOLIUM

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Family ► Curciferace; Brassicaceae.

Habitat ► North-West Himalayas.

Folk ► Gonyuch (Ladakh).

Action ► Plant—depurative, antilith- ic, diuretic, stomachic, antiscorbutic. An infusion is given for liver and kidney diseases. Also used as a resolvent in skin affections.

The leaves show dose-dependent increase of diuretic activity; also increase in potassium excretion in urine.

The leaves contain cholesterol, stig- masterol and beta-sitosterol.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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