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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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Indian Medicinal Plants

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