HOMONOIA RIPARIA

09.02.2020

Lour.

Synonym > Adelia neriifolia Heyne ex Roth.

Family > Euphorbiaceae.

Habitat > Eastern, Central and Peninsular India, up to 700 m.

Ayurvedic > Paashaana-bheda (substitute), Kshudra Paashaana- bheda.

Siddha/Tamil > Kattu Alari.

Action > Root—diuretic, spasmolytic, antilithic. Used for urinary discharges. Leaf and stem— depurative. Leaf and fruit—used in skin diseases.

The roots gave alpha-spinasteryl acetate. The fatty acid from the fat of roots gave myristic, palmitic, stearic and oleic acids.

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