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PYGMAEOPEMNA HERBACEA

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(Roxb.) Mold.

Synonym ► Premna herbacea Roxb.

Family ► Verbenaceae.

Habitat ► Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Orissa and in some parts of Kerala.

Ayurvedic ► Bhumi-jambu.

Siddha/Tamil ► Siru Thekku.

Action ► Rootstock—antiasthmatic. Leaf— bechic, febrifuge. Rootstock and leaf—antirheumatic. (Sold in South Indian market as Bhaarangi.)

A diterpenoid quinonemethide (bharangin) is reported from the plant.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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