Homonoia riparia Lour

Synonym ► Adelia neriifolia Heyne ex Roth.

Family ► Euphorbiaceae.

Habitat ► Eastern, Central and Peninsular India, up to 700 m.

Ayurvedic ► Paashaana-bheda (substitute), Kshudra Paashaana-bheda.

Siddha/Tamil ► Kattu Alari.

Action ► Root—diuretic, spasmolytic, antilithic. Used for urinary discharges. Leaf and stem— depurative. Leaf and fruit—used in skin diseases.

The roots gave alpha-spinasteryl acetate. The fatty acid from the fat of roots gave myristic, palmitic, stearic and oleic acids.

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