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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