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Linn. f.

Family ► Bignoniaceae.

Habitat ► Cultivated throughout India.

English ► Indian Cork tree.

Siddha/Tamil ► Maramalli.

Folk ► Aakaasha Neem, Neem- Chameli.

Action ► Bark—antipyretic. Flowers—used for asthma and sinusitis.

The butanol soluble fraction from aqueous extract of flowers showed bronchial smooth muscle relaxant property. Hispidulin, isolated from the flowers, is reported to exhibit bron- chodilatory and antiphlogistic activities. Hispidulin is found to be more potent than aminophyllin and less toxic than the crude extract. gallic acid. The aerial parts of the plant contain C-glycosylflavones, 2″- O-rhamnosylorientin and 2″-O- rhamnosylisoorientin.

Dosage ► Whole plant, root—10- 20 ml juice; 50-100 ml decoction. (CCRAS.) Whole plant—10-20 g for decoction. (API, Vol. II.)

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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