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LORANTHUS PENTANDRUS

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Linn.

Synonym ► Dendrophthoe pentandra (Linn.) Miq.

Family ► Loranthaceae.

Habitat ► Sylhet. (A parasite found on trees.)

Ayurvedic ► Bandaaka (var.).

Folk ► Baandaa.

Action ► Leaves—used as poultice for sores and ulcers. The twigs contain quercitrin and a wax, which gives melissyl alcohol. The twig ash (8.95%) contains manganese (0.26%).

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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