Folk Jhanjhaniaa

Action ► Leaf—demulcent, purgative, emetic, emmenagogue, abortifa-cient, ant-implantation. Given in diarrhoea, dysentery and bleeding disorders. Seeds—used in psoriasis and impetigo.

Crotalaria verrucosa Linn.

Seeds—hepatotoxic. Seed oil gave fatty acids—linoleic, linolenic and oleic.

Pyrrolizidine alkaloids—junceine, tricodesmine, riddelline, seneciphyl-line and senecionine were also obtained.

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