Caccinia crassifolia

Synonym C. glauca Savi.

Family Boraginaceae.

Habitat Native to Baluchistan. Available in Indian market as Gaozabaan. Unani Gaozabaan. (According to National Form ulary of Unani Medicine, Borago officinalis Linn. and other species of Boraginaceae are used as Gaozabaan.)

Action Leaf—diuretic, antiinflammatory, demulcent; used for strangury, asthma and cough.

The stems and leaves gave sapogenins—caccigenin, caccigenin lactone and beta-deoxycaccigenin; rutin and

saponin derived from caccigenin. The leaves also gave a glucoside, caccinin. Caccinin and its aglucone caccinetin (which is the dimethylallyl ester of caffeic acid) is diuretic; sap onins exhibit anti-inflammatory activity. Flowers contain pyrrolizidine alkaloid, the diester of retronecine. Benzoic acid has also been isolated from the flowers.

Medicinal plants of India ; Ayurveda

01 September 2013

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