Diospyros montana Roxb var cordifolia Hiem

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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