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MEYNA LAXIFLORA

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Robyns.

Synonym ► Vangueria spinosa Hook. f.

Family ► Rubiaceae.

Habitat ► West Bengal, Bihar, Orissa, in hedges and waste places.

Ayurvedic ► Pinditaka. Madana or Mainphala is a misleading synonym. It is equated with Randia dumetorum Poir.

Folk ► Muyana, Moyana, Muduna.

Siddha/Tamil ► Manakkarai. (Madana or Mainphala is known as Marukkallankay.)

Action ► Fruit—cholagogue, a decoction used in biliary complaints and hepatic congestion. Dried fruits—narcotic; used for boils.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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