Unani Aftimoon

Folk ► Sitammapogunalu (Telugu).

Action ► Hepatic, laxative, carminative.

The parasitic plant accumulates alkaloids from the host plant. It contains flavonoids, including kaempferol and quercetin, hydroxycinnamic acid derivatives. Cuscutalin (1%) and cus-cutin (0.02%) are main active principles of the plant. Seeds contain amar-velin, resins, oil (3%) and reducing sugars.

Used in urinary, spleen and liver disorders.

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