Calamus rotang Linn.

Synonym C. roxburghii Griff.

Family Palmae; Arecaceae.

Habitat Central and South India.

English Rotang, Rattan, Chair Bottom Cane.

Ayu rved ic Vetra, Abhrapushpa. Siddha/Tamil Pirambu.

Action Astringent, antidiarrhoeal, anti-inflammatory (used in chronic fevers, piles, abdominal tumours, strangury), antibilious, spasmolytic. Wood—vermifuge. The plant is used in convu’sions and cramps. The presence of a saponin in the stem, an alkaloid in the leaves and a flavonoid in the root is reported.

Medicinal plants of India ; Ayurveda

01 September 2013

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