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TINOSPORA CRISPA

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Linn. Miers ex Hook. f. Thoms.

Synonym ► T. rumphii Boerl.

Family ► Menispermaceae.

Habitat ► Assam.

Ayurvedic ► Guduuchi (related species).

Action ► Plant—diuretic, as powerful a febrifuge as cinchona.

The plant contains a bitter principle picrotein and furanoditerpene glyco- side, tinocrisposide.

Stem, roots and tubers contain a di- terpenoid—tinosporan, which appears to be closely related to columbin.

The mucilage from leaves gave galac- tan, pentosan, methyl pentosan and sugars.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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