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MELOCHIA CORCHORIFOLIA

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Family ► Sterculiaceae.

Habitat ► Kumaon to Sikkim, Gujarat and Peninsular India.

Siddha/Tamil ► Pinnakkuppundu.

Folk ► Chunch, Bilpat.

Action ► Leaf and root—antidysen- teric. Leaf—applied as poultice for swellings of abdomen and sores.

The leaves gave flavonol glycosides, cyclopeptide alkaloids. The triter- penoids and steroids, isolated from the aerial parts, are friedelin, beta- sitosterol and its beta-D-glucoside and stearate.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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