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ZANTEDESCHIA AETHIOPICA

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(L.) Spreng.

Habitat ► Native to tropical and sub-tropical America; introduced into Indian gardens.

Action ► Plant—toxic, insecticidal.

The leaves contain bilobetin, gink- getin and sciadopitysin, which have been isolated from the leaves of Ginkgo biloba Linn. (Ginkgo extract is used for cerebral insufficiency and for improving mental performance in geriatric patients.) Other flavone compounds include amentoflavone, sequoiaflavone and amentoflavone derivatives.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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