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SAUSSUREA HETEROMALLA

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(D. Don) Raizada & Saxena.

Synonym ► S. candicans C. B. Clarke. Carduus heteromallus D. Don.

Family ► Compositae, Asteraceae.

Folk ► Batula, Kaaliziri (Punjab).

Action ► Leaves—antiseptic; applied to wounds. Seeds— carminative. The plant exhibits CNS depressant and hypothermic properties.

Saussurea hieracioides Hook. f (Sikkim Himalayas at 3,600-4,200 m) gave a sesquilignan, saussol; scopoletin, luteolin-7-O-beta-D-glucoside and sy- ringin were isolated from the aerial parts.

Synonym ► S. auriculata (DC.) Sch.-Bip.

Aplotaxis auriculata DC.

Family ► Compositae; Asteraceae.

Habitat ► The Himalayas from Kashmir to Sikkim.

Ayurvedic ► Kushtha (pseudo).

Folk ► Uplet (Maharashtra).

Action ► Leaves—used in the treatment of syphilis.

The root of the plant is found mixed with the root of Kushtha of Indian medicine.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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