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MATTHIOLA INCANA

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R. Br.

Family ► Cruciferae; Brassicaceae.

Habitat ► Native of Europe; grown as ornamental.

English ► Stock, Gilli-flower.

Unani ► Tudri Safed.

Action ► Expectorant, diuretic, stomachic.

The seeds contain mucilage, a fatty oil, two crystalline colouring matters and a volatile oil which yields methyl, isopropyl and 4-methylthiobutyl iso- thiocyanates. Beta-sitosterol is present in fatty oil. Fatty acids include palmitic, stearic, oleic, linoleic, linolenic and ru- cic.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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