Siddha Tamil Parangi chakkai

Action Tubers used as alterative in venereal diseases, chronic skin diseases and rheumatic affections. Used as official sarsaparilla. China of homoeopathic medicine is Peruvian bark, not Smilax china. Sarsaparilla Smilax species is used in Oriental as well as in Western herbal for its alterative, gentle circulatory stimulant and mild testosterone activity. The root is known for its steroidal saponins. Pro-sapogenin-A of dioscin, dioscin, gracillin. Me-protogracillin, Me-protodioscin and its...

Siddha Tamil Sodakku thakkali

Action Berries diuretic, aperient, alterative. Used for gout and urinary diseases. Quercetin 3-O-galactoside, isolated from the crude extract of the leaves, is reported to exhibit anti-inflammatory activity comparable to phenylbutazone in carageenan-induced rat paw oedema. Physalis minima Linn. var indica C. B. Clarke is common weed in irrigated fields and bunds. The plant contains withasteroids, physalindicanols, withaminimin and withaphysalin, 3-O-glucosides of kaempferol and quercetin, in...