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PODOPHYLLUM SIKKIMENSIS

Written by

R. Chatterji & Mukerjee.

Family ► Berberidaceae.

Habitat ► Sikkim.

Folk ► Paapraa (var.).

Action ► Resin—used against tumours.

The rhizomes and roots yield 7.5% resin which gave a lignin lactone desig nated sikkimotoxin; also 3-galactosidyl quercetin, quercetin and isorhamne- tin. It is yet to be established that the lactone possesses properties analogous to those of podophyllotoxin.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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