Sm.Family ► Liliaceae. Habitat ► Temperate Himalayas from Simla to Bhutan and in Lushai and Aka Hills. Haimavati, Shveta- Action ► Plant—sedative, analgesic, haemostatic, anthelmintic. The rhizome contains a glucoside, alpha-paristyphnin, which exhibited a depressant action on carotid pressure, myocardium, and respiratory movements experimentally. It produced vasoconstriction in kidney, but vasodilation in the spleen and limbs, and stimulated isolated intestines.
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