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LORANTHUS FALCATUS

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Linn. f.

Synonym ► Dendrophthoe falcate (Linn. f.) Etting.

Family ► Loranthaceae.

Habitat ► Throughout India, as a parasite.

Ayurvedic ► Bandaaka, Sanharshaa, Vrikshaadani, Vrikshaaruha, Vriksha-bhakshaa. (A large bushy parasite, which causes much damage to the host tree.)

Folk ► Baandaa.

Action ► Tender shoots—contain 10% tannins. Bark—astringent and narcotic.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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