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AINSLIAEA APTERA

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Family ► Compositae; Asteraceae.

Habitat ► The Himalayas from Kashmir to Bhutan at altitudes of 2,400 m, extending to Khasi hills of Meghalaya.

Folk ► Karui Buuti (Garhwal).

Action ► Powdered roots—used for quick relief from acute stomach ache; diuretic.

A related sp., A. latifolia Sch-Bip., is used as an adulterant to Podophyllum emodi.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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