Folk Chikrassy

Action ► Bark—astringent, febrifuge, antidiarrhoeic, spasmolytic, diuretic. The plant is used in skeltal fractures.

The bark contains sitosterol, melia-none, scopoletin and 6,7-di-MeO-coumarin. The leaves gave querce-tin galactoside, galloyl glucocide and tannic acid. The bark and young leaves contain 15 and 20% tannin respectively. Seeds contain tetranortriterpenoids.

EtOH (50%) extract of the stem bark exhibited spasmolytic, hypoten-sive and diuretic activity. The saline extract of seeds showed haemaggluti-nating activity.

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