Family Fabaceae

Habitat ► Costal forests of India and the Andamans.

Folk ► Paan-lataa (Bengal), Kitani (Maharashtra).

Action ► Stimulant, antispasmodic, counter-irritant. Bark—alterative in rheumatism. An oil prepared from the plant is used externally as an embrocation.

The roots contain dehydrorotenone, lupeol and a ketone. Bark contains 9.3% tannic acid. Stems contain tan-nic acid, hexoic, arachidic and stearic acids, ceryl alcohol, isomerides of cholesterol, potassium nitrate, gums and resins.

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