Entada phaseoloides (Linn.) Merr. syn. E. scandens has medicinal properties
By Ashwani Kumar
| January 12th 2010 11:17 PM | Print
Scientific Name Entada phaseoloides (Linn.) Merr. syn. E. scandens
Benth. (Ref no.9 page 59 names this as E.pursaetha DC and puts E. scandens Benth.)
Used Part Fruits.
Distribution Area The plant occurs throughout the sub-Himalayan tract,
from Nepal eastwards ascending to 4,000 ft. in Sikkim, in Assam, Bihar and Orissa, and in the monsoon forest of western and eastern ghats; it is abundant in Andaman Islands.
Common Uses . The seeds are considered tonic, emetic, antiperiodic and
anthelmintic. A paste prepared from the seeds is applied locally for inflammatory glandular swellings. The stem is used as emetic. The juice of the wood and bark is used as an external application for ulcers.