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POLYGALA SIBIRICA

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Synonym ► P. heyneana Wall. ex W. & A.

Family ► Polygalaceae.

Habitat ► Throughout the Himalayas and Western Ghats.

English ► Common Milkwort.

Folk ► Negali, Meradu (var.).

Action ► Leaves—used in spermatorrhoea. Root—a decoction is given as an expectorant in cold and cough and chronic chest diseases. (Used as a substitute for Senega.) Also used for inflammation of urinary bladder; externally for mammary abscesses and carbuncles.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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