Action ► Bark—used with ginger or long pepper and rose water for diabetes (aqueous or alcoholic extracts of the bark did not exhibit any effect on the blood sugar of normal or alloxan-diabetic rabbits).
The Bark contains 17.3% tannin and 13.5% non-tans. Novel proanthocyani-din dimers and trimers—all containing a phenylpropionoid substituent in the upper flavan unit, along with pro-pelargonidin dimers and procyanidin trimers of common types, have been isolated from the bark.
Synonym ► K. rostrata (Rottl.) Cogn. Bryonia rostrata Rottl. Rhynghocarpa foetida Clarke
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