Grewia villosa Willd.

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Family: 

Tiliaceae.

Habitat: 

Punjab, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.

English: 

Tamthar.

Siddha/Tamil: 

Kullai.

Folk: 

Dhohan (Rajasthan), Jalidar (Punjab), Kharamati (Maharashtra).

Action: 

Root—antidiarrhoeal. Root and bark—used in genitourinary infections, syphilis and smallpox.

The methanol extract of the roots contain beta-carboline alkaloids, harman, harmine, harmol, harmalol and harmaline.

The roots are also used to treat cough.