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VISCUM ARTICULATUM

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Family ► Viscaceae, Loranthaceae.

Habitat ► Most parts of India; a superparasite in Western India on Loranthus sp. which itself is parasitic on Eugenia sp.

Ayurvedic ► Bandaak (related species); Jivantikaa, Kaamavriksha, Nilavalli. (The Wealth of India.)

Folk ► Panapuuduu (Maharashtra), Bodobaando (Gujarat).

Action ► Plant—febrifuge, aphrodisiac. Paste is applied to bone fractures.

The plant gave oleanolic acid, ceryl oleanolate and meso-inositol.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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