Family ► Liliaceae.
Habitat ► Native to Sri Lanka; found along coastal regions of India from Bengal to Tamil Nadu.
English ► Ceylon Bowstring Hemp.
Ayurvedic ► Naagadamani (related species) (also known as Muurvaa).
Siddha/Tamil ► Marul, Motta manji.
Action ► See S. roxburghiana. Leaves and rhizomes are applied externally in high fever with delirium.
Rhizomes—diuretic, diaphoretic, expectorant.
The leaf contains aconitic acid; the root yielded an alkaloid sansevierine (0.018%).
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