Folk Chikti Biriyaaraa

Action ► Leaves and bark—astringent, anticholerin, demulcent. Used in diarrhoea and dysentery. Root— styptic, diuretic, galactogenic. Hot infusion facilitates childbirth and hastens parturition. Pounded roots are given for the treatment of ulcers. Leaves and flowers—used against leprosy.

T. rotundifolia Linn., known as Mu-dappondu in Tamil Nadu and Banki-tutturi in Andhra Pradesh and Kar-nataka, is used as a demulcent. Alcoholic extract of the root showed anti-inflammatory activity and reduced cotton pellet granuloma formation in albino rats. Alcoholic extract of the whole plant exhibited antimicrobial activity.

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