Feb 12, 2014
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(Lam.) Merill.

Family ► Menispermaceae.

Habitat ► Hill forests of Sikkim, Northern Bengal and Assam.

Folk ► Baarak-kaant (Maharashtra), Goriaa-loti (Assam).

Action ► Leaves—an infusion is used for asthma and high fever. Pounded leaves are applied in headache. The mucilage in water is used for arresting falling of hair.

The bark contains a non-toxic principle. The root is reported to contain a narcotic alkaloid.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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