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Balanites.

Botanical name:

Balanites. Agialida. Balanites Roxburghii Planch. (Fam. Zygophyllaceae.)—The fruit of this plant is used medicinally in India. It contains a principle closely resembling saponin. The ripe seed yield about 50 per cent. of a fixed oil (zachun oil), which is used for burning. (See P. J., 1913, 905.) The unripe fruit is anthelmintic and purgative.


The Dispensatory of the United States of America, 1918, was edited by Joseph P. Remington, Horatio C. Wood and others.



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