Lobelia nicotianaefolia Heyne

Family ► Campanulaceae; Lobeli-aceae.

Habitat ► Deccan, Konkan and Western Ghats, at altitudes of 9002,100 m.

English ► Wild Tobacco.

Siddha/Tamil ► Kattuppugaiyilai, Upperichedi.

Action ► Used as a substitute for Lobelia inflata.

An analysis of Lobelia nicotianae-folia, grown in Maharashtra, shows that the plant contains appreciable

Family ► Arecaceae; Palmae.

Habitat ► A dioecious palm, cultivated in gardens as an ornamental.

English ► Double Coconut Palm, Sea Coconut Palm.

Ayurvedic ► Samudra-naarikela, Dariyaayee Naariyal.

Unani ► Naarjeel-e-Daryaayee, Naarjeel-e-Bahari.

Siddha/Tamil ► Kadalthengai, Aklaari.

Action ► The water of the green fruit and its soft kernel—antacid and antibilious.

A decoction of the fibrous husk is reported to bring down urinary sugar

Loranthus falcatus Linn. f.

level in diabetic patients (the effect is temporary).

The Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia ofIn-dia recommends dried endosperm in gastroenteritis.

Dosage ► Dried endosperm—5-10 g powder. (API, Vol.IV.)

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