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SALACIA CHINENSIS

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Synonym ► S. prinoides DC.

Family ► Hippocrateaceae; Celas- traceae.

Habitat ► A large, climbing shrub or small tree occurring throughout India, including the Andaman Islands.

English ► Saptrangi.

Ayurvedic ► Saptachakraa, Swarn- muula, Saptarangi.

Folk ► Ingali (Maharashtra), Modhuphal (Bengal), Cherukuranti (Kerala).

Action ► Roots—used in diabetes. Also used for amenorrhoea, dysmenorrhoea and genito-urinary and venereal diseases.

The root bark contains proantho- cyanidins, consisting of monomeric leucopelargonidin, its monomer, dimer and tetramer; triterpenoids (friedelin and its derivatives), mangi- ferine, phlobatannin, and glucosidal tannins.

The stem yielded gutta, dulcitol and proanthocyanidin consisting of dimer of leucopelargonidin.

Dosage ► Root—50-100 ml decoction. (CCRAS.)

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