Action ► Fruit—antiscorbutic, cholagogue, cooling, antibilious, emollient and demulcent. A syrup from the fruit juice is given in bilious affections. Bark—astringent, Oil or Kokam Butter—used for dysentery and diarrhoea with mucus. Applied externally to ulcerations, fissures of lips, chapped skin and skin diseases.
The fruit rind contain a polyiso-prenylated phenolic pigment, garci-nol and its isomer isogarcinol, along with (-)-hydroxycitric acid, cyanidin-3-glucoside and cyanidin-3-sambubio-side. L-leucine and DNP-L-leucine hy-drochloride have been reported from the leaves.
EtOH (50%) extract of aerial parts exhibited semen coagulant and CNS depressant activity.
Kokum butter contains fatty acids— palmtic 2.0, stearic 57.5, oleic 39.0, linoleic 1.3 and others 0.2%.
Dosage ► Fruit—10-20 ml juice; root bark—40-80 ml decoction. (CCRAS.)
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