Habitat South India Assam and Bengal

Euryale ferox Salisb. 255

Ayurvedic ► Aakshiki (non-classical).

Siddha/Tamil ► Puvatti, Shempuvan.

Action ► The aril of the fruit is used in prescriptions of Chinese traditional medicine for treating insomnia, neurosis, palpitation, amnesia and anaemia.

It has been found to ameliorate the impaired learning process in mice.

An aqueous extract of the fruit pulp showed stimulating effect on superoxide dimutase activity in red blood cells of mice., indicating its possible use in delaying the aging process.

The seeds contain antimutagens, amino-hydroxy-hexynoic acid, hypo-glycin A (which causes hypoglycaemia) and amino-hydroxy-heptynoic acid.

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