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PEUCEDANUM GRANDE

Written by

C. B. Clarke.

Family ► Umbelliferae; Apiaceae.

Habitat ► Western Ghats and hills of Peninsular India.

Folk ► Baaphali (Gujarat), Duku.

Action ► Fruits—carminative, diuretic, stimulant. An infusion is used for gastric and intestinal troubles.

The seeds and roots gave imperatorin, byakangelicin and osthol. Seeds, in addition, gave phelopterin, colum- bianadin and byakangelicol.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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