Elaeocarpus serratus Linn

Synonym ► E. cuneatus Wt. Family ► Elaeocarpaceae. Habitat ► Eastern Himalayas and

Western Ghats up to 1,000 m. English ► Wild Olive tree, Ceylon Olive.

Ayurvedic ► Rudraaksha (var.). Siddha/Tamil ► Uttraccham,

Ulankarei. Action ► Leaf—antirheumatic. Fruit—antidysenteric. Aerial parts—CVS and CNS active.

The leaves gave ellagic acid, myric-itrin, myricetin and mearnsetin. Fruit pulp gave citric acid and D-galactose. It contains pectin (2.57% fresh weight basis).

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