Litsea monopetala Roxb Pers

Synonym ► L. polyantha Juss.

Family ► Lauraceae.

Habitat ► Assam and Eastern Himalayas, also Tamil Nadu.

Siddha/Tamil ► Maidalagadil, Picin-pattai.

Action ► Bark—stimulant, astringent, spasmolytic, stomachic, antidiarrhoeal. Root—applied externally for pains, bruises and contusions.

The bark contains beta-sitosterol and an aporphine alkaloid, actino-daphnine.

Lobelia inflata Linn.

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