Baliospermum montanum (Wild.) Muell.-Arg.

Synonym B. axillare Bl.

B. polyandrum Wt.

Croton polyandrus Roxb.

Family Euphorbiaceae.

Habitat The Himalayas, Kerala,Tamilnadu,Assam,

Khasi Hills, Bengal, Madhya

Pradesh, Bihar.

Ayurvedic Danti, Nikumbha, Udumbarparni, Erandphalaa, Shighraa, Pratyak-shreni, Vishaalya. Baliospermum calycinum MuellArg. is considered as Naagadanti.

Siddha/Tamil Neeradimuthu, Danti. Folk Jangli Jamaalgotaa.

Action Seed—purgative.

Leaves— purgative (also used in dropsy), antiasthmatic (decoction is given in asthma). Latex—used for body ache and pain of joints.

Root and seed oil—cathartic, antidropsical. Along with other therapeutic applications, The Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India indicated the use of dried root in jaundice, abdominal lump and splenomegaly.

The presence of steroids, terpenoids and flavonoids is reported in the leaves. The root contains phorbol derivatives. EtOH extract of roots showed in vivo activity in lymphocytic leukaemia.

Dosage: Root—2 g powder.

Medicinal plants of India ; Ayurveda

01 September 2013

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