Diospyros tomentosa Roxb.
Habitat ► Throughout the greater part of India.
English ► Mountain persimmon.
Ayurvedic ► Visha-tinduka, Kaaka-tinduka.
Siddha/Tamil ► Vakkanai, Vakkanatan.
Action ► Various plant parts are used in fever, puerperal fever, neuralgia, pleurisy, pneumonia, menorrhagia, dysurea. Fruits are applied externally to boils.
Bark extract—anti-inflammatory, antipyretic and analgesic. Leaves and seeds—antibacterial.
Diospyrin occurs in the bark and wood. Leaves contain hentriacon-tane, hentriacontanol, beta-sitosterol, alpha-and beta-amyrin, lupeol, taraxe-rol and ursolic acid.
Alcoholic extract of the plant showed CNS depressant and spasmolytic activity and also produced bradycardia and hypertension.
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