Roxb.Oenothera odorata Jacq. Family ► Onagraceae. Habitat ► Native to Chile; cultivated as a garden plant in South Australia. Introduced into Indian gardens. English ► Evening Primrose (var.); Sundrop (var.). Action ► Oil from seeds—prescribed for eczema (in children); premenstrual syndrome and cyclical breast pain. Family ► Olacaceae. Habitat ► Sub-Himalayas tract of Kumaon and Bihar, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, Deccan and Western Ghats. Ayurvedic ► Dheniaani, Karbudaar (doubtful synonym). Siddha/Tamil ► Malliveppam, Kadalranchi. Folk ► Rimil-beeri (Bihar). Action ► Bark—used in anaemia and as a supporting drug in diabetes; also in the treatment of fever.
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