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PARIS POLYPHYLLA

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Family ► Liliaceae.

Habitat ► Temperate Himalayas from Simla to Bhutan and in Lushai and Aka Hills. Haimavati, Shveta-

Action ► Plant—sedative, analgesic, haemostatic, anthelmintic.

The rhizome contains a glucoside, alpha-paristyphnin, which exhibited a depressant action on carotid pressure, myocardium, and respiratory movements experimentally. It produced vasoconstriction in kidney, but vasodilation in the spleen and limbs, and stimulated isolated intestines.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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