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TYLOPHORA TENUIS

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Synonym ► T. tenuissima (Roxb.) W. & A.

Family ► Asclepiadaceae.

Habitat ► Tamil Nadu up to 2,100 m, and along the back waters in Kerala and West Bengal.

Folk ► Nanjaruppan (Tamil Nadu, Kerala).

Action ► Plant—alexipharmic; used for the treatment of urticaria, smallpox, excessive perspiration, biolious swellings, as an antidote to arsenic poisoning. Leaves—used for scabies.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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