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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.