Habitat The Himalayas from
Punjab and Bhutan at altitudes of
1,200—2,500 m, also in the Nilgiris.
Ayurvedic Tilvaka (related species). Folk Kaalaa Titmuliyaa, Tita,
Karwaa (Kumaon).
Action The root and stem bark— antispasmodic, uterine sedative.
Ethanolic extract of the aerial parts shows antiprotozoal activity against
Entamoeba hystolytica.
The root and stem bark (also of Vfoetidum) possess distinct odour of the root of valerian. The extracts of root and stem bark exhibited antispasmodic activity and were comparable with those of the bark of V opulus var. americanum and V prunifolium.
Laal Titmuliyaa (Kumaon) is equatedwith Viburnum mullaha Buch-Ham.


702 Viburnum cotinifolium D. Don.


ex D. Don syn. V stellulatum Wall ex DC.
Viburnum cotinifolium D. Don. Family Caprifoliaceae.
Habitat The Himalayas from
Kashmir to Bhutan at altitudes of
1,200—3,300 m.
Folk Richh, Richhabi, Khimor
(Punjab), Gwiaa, Ghinwaa, Guyaa, Ghenu (Kumaon).
Action Bark—used in menorrhagia and metrorrhagia.

Viburnum foetidum Wall.

Family Caprifoliaceae.

Habitat Khasi hills at altitudes of
900—1,800 m.
Folk Narwel (Maharashtra). Action Leaves—astringent,
antispasmodic. Juice used in menorrhagia and as a sedative (a substitute for American Viburnum bark) in uterine disorders, and in post-partum haemorrhage. See
Viburnum coriaceum and V opulus.
Viburnum nervosum
Hook. f. & Thoms.
Synonym V grandifiorum Wall. ex

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