Ayurvedic Priyangu var

26 Agrimonia eupatoria auct non L.

Siddha/Tamil ► Gnaazhal. (Dried flowers of Myristica malabarica Lam. are also used as Priyangu.)

Action ► Fruit—cooling (in febrile complaints), antipyretic, astringent, antidiarrhoeal, antidysenteric, anti-inflammatory (seeds used for painful micturition). Fruits are also used for treating obstinate skin diseases and tumours.

Bisamide alkaloids of the leaves exhibit anticancer activity (by inhibiting the growth of vinblastine-resistant KB cells).

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