Siddha Tamil Avil thol Ayil pattai bark

Action ► Bark—internally and externally used in rheumatism. Stem bark paste—in scabies. Seeds—used topically on ringworm.

The Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India recommends dried fruits in poly-uria and other urinary disorders.

The stem bark contains the triter-penoidal fatty acid esters, holoptelin-A (epi-friedelinol palmitate) and holop-telin-B (epi-friedelinol stearate), frie-delin and epi-friedelinol.

The powdered bark exhibited lipoly-tic action and mobilized fat from adipose tissues in rats and consequently helped in the reduction of obesity.

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