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PLATYCODON GRANDIFLORUM

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(Jacq.) A. DC.

Family ► Campanulaceae.

Habitat ► East Asia; introduced into India and cultivated in rockeries and borders.

English ► Balloon Flower, Chinese Bell Flower.

Action ► Expectorant and antitussive. Root—used to treat cough, tonsillitis and asthma, also to treat stomatitis, peptic ulcer and inflammatory diseases. (WHO.)

The major chemical constituents of the root are triterpene saponins. The root exhibits haemolytic action.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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