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VISCUM MONOICUM

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Family ► Viscaceae; Laoranthaceae.

Habitat ► Sikkim, a parasite of Strychnos nux-vomica tree.

Ayurvedic ► Katukavalli, Pashu- mohanikaa.

Siddha/Tamil ► Pulluri, Pullurivi.

Folk ► Kuchleikaa-malang, Kuchle- kaa-baandaa.

Action ► Properties more or less similar to Strychnos nux-vomica. Used as a substitute for strychnine and brucine. (The plant is also parasitic on Albizia amara, A. odoratissima, Pongamia pin- nata and Ziziplus oenoplia.)

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