Baliospermum montanum (Willd.) Muell.-Arg.

Synonym _ B. axillare Bl., B. polyandrum Wt., Croton polyandrus Roxb.

Family _ Euphorbiaceae.

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Habitat _ The Himalayas, Assam,

Khasi Hills, Bengal, Madhya

Pradesh, Bihar and Peninsular

India, ascending to 1000m.

Ayurvedic _ Danti, Nikumbha,

Udumbarparni, Erandphalaa,

Shighraa, Pratyak-shreni, Vishaalya.

Baliospermum calycinum Muell-

Arg. is considered as Naagadanti.

Siddha/Tamil _ Neeradimuthu, Danti.

Folk _ Jangli Jamaalgotaa.


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Action _ Seed—purgative. Leaves—

purgative (also used in dropsy),

antiasthmatic (decoction is given in

asthma). Latex—used for body ache

and pain of joints. Root and seed

oil—cathartic, antidropsical.



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