level in diabetic patients (the effect is temporary).
The Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India recommends dried endosperm in gastroenteritis.
Dosage Dried endosperm𧈁0 g powder. (API, Vol.IV.)
Lolium temulentum Linn.
Gram ineae; Poaceae.
Habitat The Western Himalayas, Punjab and Upper Gangetic Plain.
English Darnel, Taumelloolch.
Ayurvedic Mochani.
Mostaki, Visha-ghaasa


Action Sedative.

The overground parts of the grass gave alkaloids條oline and perloline. The caryopses of the plant contain volatile alkaloids桸-acetylloline, Nformylloline and N-acetylnorloline.
Loline dihydrochloride did not show CNS toxicity.
Lonicera japonica Thunb.
Family Caprfoliaceae.
Habitat Assam (Lushai hifis); cultivated in gardens.
English Japanese Honeysuckle.
Action The plant is used in China as an antipyretic, stomachic and
in dysentery, also as an antidote to consumption of poisonous
mushroom. Dried flowers are considered diuretic.

The plant contains tannin and a saponin; lutolin and i-inositol have been isolated from the flowers. The berries are rich in carotenoids of which cryptoxanthin is the major component. Lonicera angustifolia Wall. ex DC. (the Himalayas from Kashmir to Sikkim at altitudes of 1,8003,600 m), known as Geaang, Chulu and Mithik in Pun- jab; and L. glaucea Hook. f. Thoms. (the Himalayas from Kashmir to Kumaon at altitudes of 3,6004,800 m), known as Sheaa and Shevaa in Punjab and Kumaon, possess antispasmodic properties.
Lonicera periclymenum Linn., Woodbine Honeysuckle, cultivated in hill stations of India, possesses antispasmodic, diuretic and sudorific properties. Flowers are used in the form of syrup in diseases of the respiratory tract. The leaves contain an amorphous glycoside and salicylic acid. Secoiridoid and secoxyloganin have been isolated from the plant.
Lonicera quinquelocularis Hardw. is equated with Himalayan Honeysuckle, found in the Himalayas

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