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SCUTIA MYRTINA

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Kurz.

Synonym ► S. indica Brongn.

Family ► Rhamnaceae.

Habitat ► The Deccan peninsula from Mahabaleshwar southwards, and Orissa.

Folk ► Cheemaat (Gujarat, Maharashtra); Tuvadi (Tamil Nadu); Gariki (Andhra Pradesh).

Action ► Fruit—astringent. Leaf— used in an ointment applied locally to hasten parturition.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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