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PENTAPETES PHOENICEA

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Family ► Sterculiaceae.

Habitat ► A shrub cultivated as an ornamental throughout the hotter parts of India.

Ayurvedic ► Bandhujiva, Bandhuuka, Arkavallabha.

Folk ► Gul-dupahariaa.

Action ► Capsule—mucilaginous, used for the diseases of the bowels; a decoction is used as emollient. Root—astringent, antibilious, antiphlegmonous, febrifuge.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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