Action ► Leaf—febrifuge, alterative. Used as a substitute for Swertia chirayita and quinine in remittent and intermittent fevers. The leaf juice is taken orally to relieve muscular pains and stiffness of legs (in tetanus).
The leaves and stem contain a number of triterpenes, neolignans, diter-
penoids, sterols and flavones.
160 Clerodendrum infortunatum auct. non Linn. C.B.Clarke.
The roots are prescribed in venereal diseases. The methanolic extract of the roots contains verbascoside which exhibits analgesic and antimicrobial properties.
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