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MEMECYLON EDULE

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Synonym ► M. umbellatum Burm. f.

Family ► Melastomataceae.

Habitat ► Orissa, Assam and Western Peninsula.

English ► Iron Wood.

Ayurvedic ► Anjani.

Siddha/Tamil ► Kasai, Anjani.

Folk ► Yaalki, Lokhandi (Maharashtra).

Action ► Fruit and leaf—astringent. Leaf—antileucorrhoeic, spasmolytic, hypoglycaemic. A lotion prepared from the leaves is used in ophthalmia. Root—used in excessive menstrual discharge.

Aerial parts gave umbelactone, beta- amyrin, ursolic acid, oleanolic acid, sitosterol and its glucoside.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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