Decne.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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