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SAUSSUREA AFFINIS

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Spreng. ex DC.

Family ► Compositae; Asteraceae.

Habitat ► Foot Hills of Eastern Himalayas and in Aka and Laushai Hills.

Folk ► Ganga-muula (Assam).

Action ► Root—juice is prescribed in gynaecological diseases.

Family ► Compositae, Asteraceae.

Habitat ► Himalayas from Garhwal to Sikkim at 4,200-5,100 m.

Folk ► Phen-kamal, Jogi Paashaa, Hiyun Kauni.

Action ► Plant, root—a decoction is prescribed in gynaecological diseases.

The plant afforded beta-sitosterol, 3- stigmastanol, stigmast-7-en-3-ol and ergostan-3,24-diol. The aerial parts of the plant collected from Himalayas gave heptacosane, hentriacontane, no- nacosane, alpha- andbeta-amyrins and their acetates and palmitates, lupeol, its acetate, fructose, glucose and surcose.

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