Periploca aphylla Decne.
Family Asclepiadaceae; Periplocaceae.
Habitat Punjab and Rajasthan. Folk Barn (Punjab).
Action ø Plant—stomachic; used in cerebral fever. Bark—purgative. Latex—used against tumours and swellings

The leaves and stems contain 2.2% of resin alcohol, a bitter substance, tannin and small quantities of a glucosidal principle which produces first a decrease and then an increase in blood pressure. The bark contain 8% tannin.
Periploca calophylla Falc.
Family Asclepiadaceae.
Habitat The Himalayas, from
Kashmir to Nepal and Meghalaya, ascending to 1,800 m.
Ayurvedic Krishna Saarivaa
(Cryptolepis buchanani is equated with Krishna Saarivaa.)
Action Used in place of Cryptolepis buchanani and Hemidesmus indicus for rheumatism, urinary and skin diseases.
The glycosides locin, plocin, plocini calocin, calocinin, as well as triterpenoids, have been reported from the twigs.
Peristrophe bicalyculata Nees.
Family Acanthaceae.
Habitat Distributed throughout India.
Ayurvedic Nadikaantaa,
Praachibalaa, Sulomshaa, Kaakatikta, Kaakajanghaa. (Aatarilaal is
a wrong synonym. It is equated
Anthriscus cerefolium Hoffm., used in Unani medicine.)
Siddha/Tamil Chebisa.


Folk Masi.

474 Persea americana Mill.

Action Plant—febrifuge. The essential oil shows tuberculostatic activity in vitro. It inhibits the growth of various strains of Mycobaterium tuberculosis.
Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India
recommends the dried root in insomnia and for fear-psychosis in

Encyclopedia of Ayurvedic Medicinal Plants

A Candle of Medicinal Herb’s Identification and Usage