Roxb.Synonym ► B. semla Wunderlin. Family ► Caesalpiniaceae. Habitat ► Northwestern Himalayas up to 1500 m, also in Orissa, Madhya Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh. Siddha ► Nirpa (Telugu). Folk ► Semalaa, Kathmahuli. Gum— Thaur Action ► Gum—emmenagogue, diuretic. (Gum resembles Gum arabic; used as an external application for sores). Protein isolated from seeds—hypoglycaemic, hypoc- holesterolaemic in young, normal as well as alloxan-induced diabetic albino rats. The bark contains quercetin-3-O- beta-D-glucoside and rutin.
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