Siddha/Tamil ► Nagamalli.
Action ► Leaf, seed and root—used for skin diseases. A paste of the root, with lime juice, is applied externally to eczema, ringworm and Dhobi's itch.
The roots are reported to contain an antiseptic and antiparasitic active principle, rhinacanthin (1.9%). The plant is rich in potassium salts; also contains oxymethyl anthraquinones. The flowers contain rutin.
546 Rhizophora mucronata Lam.
Dosage ► Leaf, seed, root—5-10 ml juice; 3-5 g powder. (CCRAS.)
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