Pentatropis microphylla W A

Pentatropis spiralis Decne.

Family ► Asclepiadaceae.

Habitat ► A climber found in Punjab, Delhi, Upper Gangetic Plain, Rajasthan and Gujarat.

Ayurvedic ► Kaakanaasaa (related species).

Folk ► Ambarvel, Vanaveri (Punjab).

Action ► Root—astringent, antigon-orrhoeic, alterative. Plant—emetic, purgative.

An acyclic diterpene ester, cis-phy-tyl-l-palmitate, together with the triter-penes, squalene, n-taraxasterol and taraxasterol, has been isolated from the plant.

Pergularia extensa N. E. Br.

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