Capparis moonii Wight. Family Capparidaceae.

Habitat Indigenous to New Zealand. Now distributed in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
Ayurvedic Rudanti.

Action Fruit梪sed in puerperal sepsis and septic wounds, also for debility and cough.
EtOH (50%) extract of aerial parts is CNS depressant.
Fruits contain l-stachydrine, rutin and beta-sitosterol.
Capparis sepiaria Linn.
Family Capparidaceae.
Habitat Dry regions of the country,
also planted as a hedge plant. English Indian Caper.
Ayurvedic Himsraa, Gridhnakhi, Duh-pragharshaa, Kaakdaani, Kabara, Kanthaari.

Folk Hams, Kanthaar.
Action Antiseptic, antipyretic. Used for eczema and scabies.
Leaves contain taraxasterol, alpha- and beta-amyrin and beta-sitosterol, erythrodiol and betulin.
Dosage Root𧈁0 g powder. (CCRAS.)
Capparis spinosa Linn.
Habitat Native to the Mediterranean region. Distributed in
North-west India, Rajasthan, and Peninsular India.
English Caper Bush.
Ayurvedic Himsraa, Kaakdaani, Kabara.
Unani Kabar.
Action Anti-inflammatory, deobstruent to liver and spleen, diuretic, anthelmintic, vasoconstrictive.
Bark梘iven in splenic, renal and hepatic complaints. Juice of leaves and fruits梐nticystic, bactericidal and fungicidal. Dried flower buds used in scurvy.
Plant gave glucosinolates梘lucoiberm, glucocapparin, sinigrin, glucocleomin and glucocapangatin. Rutin has also been reported from plant. The root bark, cortex and leaves gave stachydrine. Stachydrine, when given to dogs, rabbits and rats, quickened the coagulation of blood and reduced loss of blood.

Siddha/Tamil Karunjurai.

Capsicum annuum Linn. 119

Capparis zeylanica Linn. Synonym C. horrida Linn.f. Family Cappariadaceae. Habitat Common in plains as

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