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TURRAEA VILLOSA

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Family ► Meliaceae.

Habitat ► Gujarat to Karnataka, both on the hills and the coasts, and in the Anamalai Hills in Tamil Nadu up to 1,200 m.

Folk ► Pandre, Kapuur—bhendi (Maharashtra).

Action ► Root—applied to fistula; also administered in leprosy.

Villosterol, a pregnene steroid, has been isolated from the plant.

T. virens Linn. (Kerala) is reported to be employed in the treatment of fits.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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