Folk ► Naadi shaaka, Narichaa. Titapat (Bengal).
Action ► Leaves—stomachic, carminative, diuretic, antidysenteric (dried leaves). Seeds—purgative.
Seeds contain cardiac glycosides. These include two monosides, helveti-
coside and corchoroside A and two polar glycosides, erysimoside and olitori-side. Leaves contain beta-sitosterol-glucoside. Corchoroside A exhibited cardiotonic properties.
The aqueous/alcoholic extracts, containing polysaccharides, may be used in preparations of skin cosmetics or hair preparations for their moisturizing effect.
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