Gmelina asiatica Linn

Synonym ► G. parvifolia Roxb.

Family ► Verbenaceae.

Habitat ► South India; planted in gardens in Maharashtra and West Bengal.

English ► Small Cashmere tree.

Ayurvedic ► Gambhaari (related species), Gopabhadra, Vikarini.

Siddha/Tamil ► Kumizham

Action ► Root and leaf—demulcent, alterative, blood purifier (used in venereal diseases), anticatarrhal, astringent, antirheumatic.

The plant contains lignans of the furofuran series.

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