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Synonym ► S. pumila Benth.

Family ► Labiatae; Lamiaceae.

Habitat ► Arid areas from Delhi westwards in Punjab and Rajasthan, and southwards in Gujarat and Maharashtra.

Unani ► Tukhm-Malangaa.

Action ► Seeds—used for diarrhoea, also in haemorrhoids.

Seeds yield mucilage and a gum which contain aldobiuronic acid and aldotriouronic acid.

The mucilage on hydrolysis yields D-galactose, L-arabinose, L-rhamnose and galacturonic acid.

The seeds of this plant are often confused with those of Lallemantia roye- leana Benth. which are also sold as Tukhm-Malangaa.

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