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Thevetia peruviana is an evergreen shrub or small tree usually growing 3 - 8 metres tall with a short bole. The plant is widely used in folk medicine in Central and South America, many of these uses having also spread to South-East Asia. In the Philippines and India the plant has become a household remedy for several ailments.
- 1 Uses
- 2 Parts Used
- 3 Chemical Composition
- 4 Common names
- 5 Properties
- 6 Habit
- 7 Identification
- 8 List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
- 9 Where to get the saplings
- 10 Mode of Propagation
- 11 How to plant/cultivate
- 12 Commonly seen growing in areas
- 13 Photo Gallery
- 14 References
- 15 External Links
It contains all parts of these plants are toxic, and contain a variety of cardiac glycosides including nerifolin, thevetin A, Thevetin B and oleandrin.
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
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List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
A plant of tropical, lowland areas. Succeeds in full sun or light shade. Prefers a fertile, well-drained loam with additional leaf mould, though plants can succeed in rather poor and dry soils as wel.