Folk Duku

Action ► Bark—astringent, an-tidysenteric. Resin—antidiarrhoeal, prescribed in intestinal spasm. Seed—febrifuge, vermifuge.

The peel of the fruit contains a tri-terpenoid acid (lansic acid). Seeds are bitter; contain traces of an alkaloid and resin.

The crude extract of fruit peel, containing lansic acid, lansioside A, B and

Lantana camara Linn. var. aculeata Moldenke.

C or their derivatives, is used as an ingredient of shampoos and hair tonics.

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