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Family ► Salvadoraceae.

Habitat ► The arid regions of Punjab, Rajasthan and western India.

Ayurvedic ► Pilu (bigger var.).

Action ► Leaf—bechic. Bark— vesicant. Fruit—febrifuge (in low fever), used in enlarged spleen. Oil from seed—applied in rheumatic affections and after child birth.

The fruit contains sterols, beta-sitos- terol and its glucosides and stigmas- terol; benzylisothiocyanate, n-octaco- sanol and tetracosane; flavonoids including quercetin and rutin; thiourea derivatives and phospholipids. Myris- tic, lauric and palmitic acids were obtained from the seed fat.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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