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South-Indian Uvaria

Uvaria narum

Description:

South-Indian Uvaria is a large woody stellately pubescent straggling shrub with dark bluish green leaves. Root and leaves-used in intermittent fevers, biliousness, jaundice; also in rheumatic affections; bruised in salt water, used in skin diseases. A decoction of the root bark is given to women to control fits at the time of delivery.

Habitat:

South-Indian Uvaria is found in Western ghats from Maharashtra southwards up to an altitude of 1,200 m

Notes:

Crushed leaves smell like cinnamon

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Kerala, India

Spotted on Feb 26, 2020
Submitted on Mar 26, 2020

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