Unani Gule Muchkun

Siddha/Tamil ► Vennangu.

Action ► Flower—anti-inflammatory, styptic (used for bleeding piles, haematuria, ulcers). Charred

526 Pterospermum canescens Roxb.

flowers and bark, mixed with the powder of Mallotus philippinensis, are applied to smallpox eruptions.

The fresh flowers yielded kaempfe-rol- 3 - O -beta - D -galactoside, along with luteolin and its 7-O-glucoside. The leaves also contain betulin, lu-peol, bauerenol, friedelin and beta-sitosterol.

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