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LEPTADENIA SPARTIUM

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Wight.

Synonym ► L. pyrotechnica (Forsk.) Decne.

Family ► Asclepiadaeae.

Habitat ► Punjab, Western Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and northern parts of Mumbai along the sea coast.

Folk ► Kheemp (Rajasthan), Kheep (Gujarat). Prasaarani is a doubtful synonym.

Action ► Antiseptic. Plant used for the treatment of burns and wounds.

The plant contains a triterpenoid, leptadenol; also 2.32 g/100 g tannin.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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