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SCLERIA LITHOSPERMA

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Family ► Scrophulariaceae.

Habitat ► Throughout India, up to an altitude of 900 m, except in acrid areas in the West.

English ► Scleria.

Action ► Plant—antinephritic. Root—decoction is given after parturition. Young tops—given to children for enlarged stomach.

The roots of Scleria biflora Roxb. smell strongly of camphor or cajeput.

The fruits of S. levis are used for cough and stomach disorders.

A decoction of the sedge of S. per- gracilis (Nees) Kunth (the Himalayas from Garhwal to Assam at altitudes of 1,500 m and in Bihar, West Bengal and Deccan Penninsula) is used for cough.

(Folk names not known. About 28 species are found in India.)

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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