substitute for Senega.) Also used for inflammation of urinary bladder; externally for mammary abscesses and carbuncles.

Polygonatum cirrhifolium
(Wall.) Royle.

Family Liliaceae.

Habitat Northern Himalayas, from 1,500 to 3,300 m.
Ayurvedic Mahaa-medaa, Medaa, (substitute:
Asparagus racemosus, also Saalab-misri.)
Folk Devarigaanl (Gharwal). Action Root梤ejuvenating tonic
for nervous system.
The root gave neoprazerigenin A3-O-beta-lycotetraoside (PS-ITT) and
its methyl proto-type congener (PS II and steroidal saponins, sibiricoside
A (PS-I) and sibiricoside B (PS-TV).
Dosage Root𦠭 g powder.


508 Polygonatum multiflorum All.

Polygonatum multiflorum All.
Family Liliaceae.
Habitat Western Himalayas from Kashmir to Kumaon and in Manipur.
English Solomon抯 Seal.
Ayurvedic Mahaa-medaa, Medaa (var.). (Substitute:
Asparagus racemosus.)
Action Anti-inflammatory, nervine, astringent. Used as an infusion for pulmonary complaints; as a poultice for piles and bruises.
The root and herb gave diosgenin and its glycosides.
Dosage Root𦠭 g powder.
Polygonatum verticillatum All.
Family Liliaceae.
Habitat Temperate Himalayas and Manipur.
Ayurvedic Medaa. (Substitute:
Asparagus racemosus.)
Unani Shaqaaqul. (Substitute:

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