Habitat ► Wild as well as cultivated as an ornamental.
English ► Wide-leaved Crinum.
Ayurvedic ► Sudarshana, Sukhadar-shana, Chakraangi, Somvalli, Madhuparnikaa.
Siddha/Tamil ► Vishamoongil.
Action ► Bulb—rubefacient, an-tirheumatic. Also used for piles and tubercular fistula.
The alkaloids, crinafoline and crina-folidine, have been isolated from the plant. These along with crinafoline methochloride exhibited significant tumour-inhibiting activity in vivo. The plant extract in also used in allergic condition. This activity is attributed to the presence of glucan A and phos-phatidyllycorine.
A related species, C. zeylanicum, is known as Milk-and-Wine Lily.
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