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Family ► Rubiaceae.

Habitat ► All over India, and up to 1,200 m in the outer Himalaya.

English ► Kaim.

Ayurvedic ► Giri-kadamba, Kadamba (var.).

Siddha ► Chinna-Kadambu.

Action ► Bark—used for muscular pain. Bark and root—febrifuge, antispasmodic.

Both indole and oxindole alkaloids have been isolated from the plant. (The composition of alkaloids varies with season and from place to place.) The main indole alkaloid reported is akuammigine and oxindole alkaloids have been identified as mitra- phylline, isomitraphylline, pteropo- dine, isopteropodine, speciophylline and uncarine F. Anthocephalus cadamba Miq. is the accepted source of Kadamba.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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