Family ► Casuarinaceae.
Habitat ► Cultivated in coastal regions of Peninsular India.
English ► Casuarina, She-Oak, Australian or Whistling Pine, Beefwood.
Ayurvedic ► Jhaau, Vilaayati Jhaau.
Siddha/Tamil ► Savukku.
Action ► Bark—astringent, an-tidiarrhoeal. Leaf—antispasmodic, used in colic. Aerial parts— hypoglycaemic.
The plant contains kaempferol gly-coside, quercetin glycoside, cupressu-flavone, tannins, shikimic acid, quinic acid, amino acids, sugars.
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