Diasperus emblicoides (Müll.Arg.) Kuntze
Diasperus polyphyllus (Willd.) Kuntze
Phyllanthus emblicoides Müll.Arg.
Phyllanthus polyphyllus is a deciduous shrub or small tree that can grow up to 12 metres tall, but is usually less than 6 metres[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of tannins.
E. Asia - India, Sri Lanka
Margins of dry, evergreen forests at elevations up to 1,200 metres.
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he plant is traditionally used as an antiinflammatory[
Research has shown that the plant contains a benzenoid and three arylnaphthalide lignans - these compounds inhibit the inflammatory mediators. Thus, the results of the study provide scientific supporting evidence for the use of this plant as an anti-inflammatory remedy in folk medicine[
The bark is a source of tannins[
]. The twig bark contains 11 - 16% tannins[
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