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SYRINGA VULGARIS

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Linn.

Family ► Oleaceae.

Habitat ► Cultivated in gardens in the hills.

English ► Common Lilac.

Action ► Bark, leaves and capsules— used as antipyretic, especially in chronic malaria, and as vermifuge. Leaf extract—antipyretic.

The leaves, flowers and bark contain the glucoside, syringin and syringopi- crin. Syringin is also present in the roots and fruits; mannitol has been reported in leaves, bark and fruits. The leaves contain 131.6 mg/100 g ofvitamin C. Ursolic acid has also been reported in the plant.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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