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PERIPLOCA APHYLLA

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Family ► Asclepiadaceae; Periplo- caceae.

Habitat ► Punjab and Rajasthan.

Folk ► Barri (Punjab).

Action ► Plant—stomachic; used in cerebral fever. Bark—purgative. Latex—used against tumours and swellings.

The leaves and stems contain 2.2% of resin alcohol, a bitter substance, tannin and small quantities of a glucosidal principle which produces first a decrease and then an increase in blood pressure. The bark contain 8% tannin.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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