Folk Nising Tibbati Ginseng

Chondodendron tomentosum Ruiz et Par.

Action ► Tuber—nervine and general tonic. The plant is used as a substitute for onion. Fried powder of the root is chewed in aphthae of mouth and throat. A decoction of the root with turmeric is given in rheumatism.

The roots contain a bibenzyl xylo-side, the steroidal sapogenins, besides stigmasterol and its glucoside, nona-cosane and tetracosanoic, and triacon-tanoic acids.

The root extract exhibited good adaptogenic properties. The fruits yield a polysaccharide, galactoglucan.

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