Sauropus androgynus Merrill

Family ► Euphorbiaceae.

Habitat ► Sikkim, Khasi Hills and Western Ghats, and also grown in South India.

English ► Star Goose Berry.

Siddha/Tamil ► Thavasai Murungai.

Action ► Plant—known as Multivitamin Green for its substantial vitamin content. Decoction is given in stricture of the bladder and in fevers; used as a diuretic.

The leaves contain protein 6.8; carbohydrates 11.6; mineral matter 3.4, Ca 0.57, phosphorus 0.20, iron 28.0 mg, carotene (as vitamin A), 9,510 IU, thiamine 0.48, riboflavin 0.32, nicotinic acid 2.6, and vitamin C 247 mg/100 g.

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