Linn. Miers ex Hook. f. Thoms.
Family ► Menispermaceae.
Ayurvedic ► Guduuchi (related species).
Action ► Plant—diuretic, as powerful a febrifuge as cinchona.
The plant contains a bitter principle picrotein and furanoditerpene glyco-side, tinocrisposide.
Stem, roots and tubers contain a di-terpenoid—tinosporan, which appears to be closely related to columbin.
The mucilage from leaves gave galac-tan, pentosan, methyl pentosan and sugars.
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