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Madhuri Raut

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17-Sept-2011, 2:30:26 am17/09/11
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Request for identification


Date/Time-Sep 2011


Location- Place, Altitude, GPS-Pune


Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type-Garden


Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- plant


Height/Length- about 2 feet


Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size-green


Flowers & fruits not seen


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Bhagyashri

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ajinkya gadave

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17-Sept-2011, 8:59:33 am17/09/11
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This is not a fern
Polyscias fruticosa

Family: Araliaceae
Ming Aralia


2011/9/17 Madhuri Raut <iti...@gmail.com>

Madhuri Raut

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17-Sept-2011, 9:52:36 am17/09/11
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Thank you Ajinkyaji . I was surprised to find that this plant has a lot of medicinal value besides being a house plant

Uses

Besides being a house plant…

In Asian countries, the leaves of the Polyscias fruticosa are used as a tonic, anti-inflammatory, antitoxin, and an antibacterial ointment. They have also been proven to be an aid in digestion. The root is also used as a diuretic, febrifuge, anti-dysentery, and is employed for neuralgia and rheumatic pains. Alongside with medicinal purposes, Polyscias fruticosa is also used as an ornamental plant and a spice.

A recent study on this plant by Vo Duy Hunan and colleagues, has afforded two known oleanolic acid saponins from the leaves, and polyacetylenes from the roots. This shows antibacterial and antifungal activities. The volatile leaf oils were also studied and isolated to find eight new oleanolic acid saponins, named polysciosides A to H, and three known saponins.

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Bhagyashri


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Dr Pankaj Kumar

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17-Sept-2011, 12:24:39 pm17/09/11
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Yes Araliaceae, Polyscias for sure...
Pankaj



On Sep 17, 9:52 pm, Madhuri Raut <itii...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Thank you Ajinkyaji . I was surprised to find that this plant has a lot of
> medicinal value besides being a house plant
> Uses
>
> Besides being a house plant…
>
> In Asian countries, the leaves of the Polyscias fruticosa are used as a
> tonic, anti-inflammatory, antitoxin, and an antibacterial ointment. They
> have also been proven to be an aid in digestion. The root is also used as a
> diuretic, febrifuge, anti-dysentery, and is employed for neuralgia and
> rheumatic pains. Alongside with medicinal purposes, Polyscias fruticosa is
> also used as an ornamental plant and a spice.
>
> A recent study on this plant by Vo Duy Hunan and colleagues, has afforded
> two known oleanolic acid saponins from the leaves, and polyacetylenes from
> the roots. This shows antibacterial and antifungal activities. The volatile
> leaf oils were also studied and isolated to find eight new oleanolic acid
> saponins, named polysciosides A to H, and three known saponins.
>
> Regards
>
> Bhagyashri
>
> 2011/9/17 ajinkya gadave <ajinkyagad...@gmail.com>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> > *
> > This is not a fern
> > Polyscias fruticosa*
> > Family: Araliaceae
> > Ming Aralia
>
> > 2011/9/17 Madhuri Raut <itii...@gmail.com>

Balkar Arya

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20-Sept-2011, 10:10:36 am20/09/11
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Mine pics from A nursery in Karnal Haryana

2011/9/17 Dr Pankaj Kumar <sahani...@gmail.com>



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Regards

Dr Balkar Singh
Head, Deptt. of Botany and Biotechnology
Arya P G College, Panipat
Haryana-132103
09416262964
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Madhuri Raut

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20-Sept-2011, 10:31:51 am20/09/11
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@Balkarji
Very fresh and green
Regards
Bhagyashri

2011/9/20 Balkar Arya <balka...@gmail.com>
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