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Pongamia pinnata (Linn.) Used in Skin Disease

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Pongamia pinnata (Linn.) is a medium-sized glabrous tree, semi-evergreen and fast-growing tree which reaches 40 ft in height and spreads forming a broad, spreading canopy casting moderate shade. The plant comes up well in tropical areas with warm humid climate and well-distributed rainfall. It grows in distinguished types of soils; silty soils on river banks are most ideal [1].


  • Pongamia pinnata
  • Wound healing
  • Skin screen ointment
  • Anti-inflammatory

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Badole, S.L., Pimple, B.P. (2013). Pongamia pinnata (Linn.) Used in Skin Disease. In: Watson, R., Zibadi, S. (eds) Bioactive Dietary Factors and Plant Extracts in Dermatology. Nutrition and Health. Humana Press, Totowa, NJ.

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