Aganosma dichotoma (Roth) K. Schum.
Synonym A. caryophyllata G. Don Family Apocynaceae.


Habitat Assam, West Bengal, Bihar, Orissa, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu; often cultivated in Indian gardens.
Ayurvedic Madhumaalati.
Action Antiseptic; anodyne (an ingredient in massage oils for paraplegia, neuralgia, sciatica); also anthelmintic and emetic.
The leaves contain quercetin, kaempferol and phenolic acids. Shoot tips and flower buds contain tannin.
Aganosma calycina A. DC. is also equated with Madhumaalati.

 

Medicinal plants of India ; Ayurveda

01 September 2013

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