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LOBELIA CHINENSIS

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Synonym ► L. radicans Thunb.

Family ► Campanulaceae, Lobeli- aceae.

Habitat ► Nepal, Chota Nagpur and Khasi hills at altitudes of 9001,500 m.

Action ► Plant—used in China for fevers and asthma. Root—considered depurative and antirheumatic in Indo-China. The plant is one of the constituent of a tincture formulation used for the treatment of scars.

The rhizomes of the plant are reported to contain the polyfructosan, lobelinin.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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