Ayurvedic Nala Potgala Shuunyamadhya Dhamana

Siddha/Tamil ► Korukkai.

Action ► Rhizome—sudorific, emollient, diuretic, antilactant, antidropsical; uterine stimulant (stimulates menstrual discharge), hypotensive.

The rhizome yields indole-3-alkyl-amine bases, including bufotenidine and dehydro-bufontenine. The leaves yield sterols and triterpenoids.

Bufotenidine possesses antiacetyl-choline properties, histamine release

Asclepias curassavica Linn. 67

activity and is a uterine stimulant. Alkaloids from the flowers produced cu-rarimetic effect of the non-polarizing type.

4.5%) with methyl eugenol (an important constituent of A. europaeum), and also aristolochic acid. (Aristolochic acid is carcinogenic and nephrotoxic.) Asarum sp. are not used as a substitute for ginger.

Asarum europaeum Linn.

Family ► Aristolochiaceae.

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