Linn.Family ► Apocynaceae.Habitat ► Native to West Indies; cultivated in Indian gardens.English ► White Champa.Ayurvedic ► Kshira Champaka (white-flowered var.).Siddha/Tamil ► Perumal Arali, Seemai Arali.Action ► Root bark—used in blenn- orrhagia. Bark and latex—used externally in herpes, syphilitic ulcers and scabies. Seed—haemostatic.The root gave iridoids—iso-plu- mericin, plumericin, plumieride, plu- mieride coumarate and its glucoside. The bark gave alpha-and beta-amyrin and their acetates, beta-sitosterol, sco- poletin and plumieride. The flowers also contain plumieride coumarate and its glucoside, in addition to quercetin derivatives.
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