Encyclopedia of Medicinal Plants

Herbs - Medicinal plants usage and Identification Data base

Herbs - Medicinal plants usage and Identification Data base

Mallotus philippensis

Mallotus philippensis Muell-Arg.

Family : Euphorbiaceae.

 

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Habitat Throughout tropical regions of India.

English Karnala tree, Monkey Face tree.

Ayurvedic Kampilaka, Kampila,

Karkash, Raktaanga, Rechan, Chandra.

Unani Kamilla, Kambilaa.

Siddha/Tamil Kapli, Kalupatti.

 

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Action Gland and hair of fruit— purgative, anthelmintic, styptic. Used for the treatment of tapeworm infestation; in scabies, ringworm, herpes. Fruit—hypoglycaemic, spasmolytic, antibacterial.

Capsule hair and glands gave phlo

roglucinol derivatives; rottlerin, isorot

tlerin, iso-ailorottlerin (the “red com

pound”) and methylene-bis-methyl

phloroacetophenone (the “yellow com

pound”). The red powder, obtained

from capsules, containing largely resi

nous matter, had lithotropic effect in

rats, comparable to drugs used com

monly against urinary calculi. Two

more compounds designated as kama

lins 1 and 2 have been isolated.

The stem bark contains kamaladiol

3-acetate and friedelin.

Dosage Glands and hairs of the fruit—0.5—1.0 g powder.

 

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