Family ► Mimosaceae.
Habitat ► Throughout India; ascending to 1,700 m in the Himalayas.
Ayurvedic ► Lataakhadira, Aadaari, Ari.
Siddha/Tamil ► Indan, Indu. Iyak Koluntu (tender leaves).
Action ► Bark—antibilious, antiasthmatic. Leaf—stomachic, styptic (for bleeding gum), antiseptic (for scalding of urine). A decoction of young leaves is taken for body pain, headache and fever.
The bark contains tannin 9%, lupe-
ol and alpha-spinasterol. Stem yields sitosterol.
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