Family ► Caryophyllaceae.
Habitat ► Kashmir; commonly grown in gardens, especially on the hills.
English ► Carnation, Clove Pink.
Action ► Flowers—diaphoretic, alexiteric, cardiac tonic. whole plant—vermifuge. Juice of plant—
Leaves contain glucoproteins.
A related species, Dicentra anatoli-cus Boiss, found in the Western Himalayas, is used as an antiperiodic in intermittent fevers.
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