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Title: Traditional preparation of a health drink Nannari Sharbat from the root extract of Decalepis hamiltonii Wight & Arn.
Authors: Raju, A J Solomon
Ramana, K Venkata
Keywords: Decalepis hamiltonii;Endemic;Endangered;Health drink;Nannari Sharbat;Periplocaceae
Issue Date: Mar-2011
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC Code: Int. cl. (2011.01)―A61K 36/00
Abstract: The root of an endemic and endangered woody climber, Decalepis hamiltonii Wight & Arn. is a valued source of a health drink Nannari Sharbat. This drink is quite common in Rayalaseema districts due to its medicinal valuesv, viz.  stomach coolant, relief provider from constipation and acidity.  In this paper the traditional procedure used by local people in some Southern states for the preparation of this drink and the impacts of root collection activity on the survival of this plants are described.
Page(s): 121-124
ISSN: 0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJNPR Vol.2(1) [March 2011]

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