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Holostemma annularis

Holostemma annularis (Roxb.) K. Schum.

 

 

Synonym H. ada-kodien Schult. H. rheedii Wall.

 

 

Asclepias annularis Roxb.

 

 

Family Asclepiadaceae.

 

Holostemma annularis

Habitat Tropical Himalayas and Western Peninsula. Cultivated in

Dharmapuri district of Tamil Nadu.

Ayurvedic Ark-pushpi.

Siddha/Tamil Palay-keerai.

Action Roots—used in orchitis, spermatorrhoea, also as laxative. Roots are used as Jivanti in Kerala

 

Holostemma annularis


The tubers contain protein (5.5— 10%). It gave alpha-amyrin, lupeol and beta-sitosterol. Aspartic acid, glycine, serine, threonine and valine were detected chromatographically.

The bark gave alpha-amyrin, lupeol and beta-sitosterol.

 

Holostemma annularis

 

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