(given in spasmodic cough); also of India indicated the use of the fruit in
used as an antianaemic. goitre; also in psychological disorders.
The plant gave beta-and gamma- The bark contains tannins (16%), al sitosterol so ellagic acid.
The fruits contain triterpenoid sa pogenins Saponins possess haemolyt Barringtoni
acutangula ic properties.
(Linn.) Gaertn. A related sp. B. racemosa (L.) Roxb.,
found in Assam, eastern and west-
Synonym Eugenia acutangula L. em coasts of India and the Andaman
     Family Lecythidaceae; Barrington i- Islands, is also equated with Samu aceae draphala and Hijj ala.
European Oak
(Quercus robur) con-
Habitat Sub-Himalayan tracts from tains 15—20% tannins, consisting of
the Ganges eastwards to Assam and phiobatannin, ellagitannins and galhic
Madhya Pradesh. acid. The bark is used as astringent,
English Indian Oak. (Oak is antiseptic and haemostatic.
equated with
Quercus robur L.)
Dosage Fruit—1—3 g (API Vol. III.)
Ayurvedic Nichula, Hijjala, Ijjala,
Vidula, Ambuj.
(Central Council for
Research in Ayurveda & Siddha
wrongly equated Hijjala, Nichula
Basella alba Linn. var.
and Vidula with Argyreia nervosa,
rubra Stewart.
Elephant Creeper.)
Unani Samandarphal. (Saman- Synonym B. rubra Linn.
is also equated with      Family Basellaceae.

84 Bassia longifolia Koen.

Habitat Grown as a pot herb in
B)almost every part
of India, except
_____ hills.
English Indian Spinach.
Ayurvedic Upodikaa, Potaki,
Maalvaa, Amritvallari.

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