Action ► Leaves—dried and powdered, used against stomatitis. Bark—astringent; used for making a mouthwash for thrush.
The extracts of seeds, fruits, leaves, stem and bark show varying degree of antibiotic activity against Micrococcus pyogenes var. aureus. An extract of fruits (without seeds) is moderately effective against E. coli and those of bark and leaves against Shigella paradys.
The extracts of the plant, excluding root, affect the rate and amplitude of respiration and also blood pressure.
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