Mark Tierno's Medicinal Herbs Database

    Calotropis
Botanical Name   Calotropis procera, Asclepias procera
System Affected   diarrhea/dysentery, skin, leprosy, elephantiasis
Properties   taken internally: diarrhea, dysentery Powdered form directly on skin: skin disease, leprosy, elephantiasis, excessive skin cell tissue growth
Description   bark from tree
Origin   India
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Toxicity   none
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    Madar
Botanical Name   Calotropis gigantea
System Affected   skin, dysentery, , colds
Properties   root bark: dysentery, skin diseases, and as an emetic (substitute for ipecacuanha) leaves and flowers: fevers, colds, coughs, asthma
Description   herb with rose-purple flowers
Origin   India, Nepal
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