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Smilax zeylanica Linn.

 

 

Family Liliaceae

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Habitat Tropical parts of India including hifis. Common in eastern Himalayas.

Unani Jangali Ushbaa.

Siddha/Tamil Malai-thaamara.

A powerful anti biotic medicinal plant in ayurveda.

Action Root—used in prescriptions for venereal diseases. Decoction, used for abscesses, boils, swellings and rheumatism; also for dysentery. Used as a substitute for S. ornata.

Diosgenin is reported from the root and leaf.