Salacia macrosperma Wight

Family ► Hippocrateaceae; Celas-traceae.

Habitat ► The Western Ghats, from Konkan southwards.

Folk ► Lendaphala (Maharashtra), Anakoranti (Kerala).

Action ► Root—decoction is given after parturition. Leaves—applied to eczema.

A decoction of the roots of S. grandiflora Kurz, synonym S. longifolia Hook. (the Andamans) and S. macrophylla Blume, synonym S.flavescens Kurz and S. ovalis M. Laws. (Konkan and the An-damans) is also given after parturition.

Salacia oblonga Wall. ex Wight & Arn.

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