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(Roxb.) Chatterjee & Kanjilal f.

Synonym ► S. nervosum DC. S. operculatum Niedenz. Eugenia operculata Roxb.

Family ► Myrtaceae.

Habitat ► Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Orissa and Assam up to 600 m and in the Western Ghats up to 900 m.

Ayurvedic ► Bhumi Jambu.

Folk ► Rai Jaamun, Dugdugiaa; Topaakudaa (Bihar), Peeta-jaam (Orissa).

Action ► Fruit—antirheumatic. Aerial parat—hypoglycaemic.

Root—rubefacient. Bark—bitter, astringent; given in dysentery, biliousness and bronchitis. A concentrate of the root infusion is applied and rubbed over painful joints. Aerial parts exhibit hypoglycaemic activity.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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