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Baphicacanthus cusia  (Nees) Bremek.

   

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Botanical Name

:

Baphicacanthus cusia (Nees) Bremek.

English Name

:

Assam Indigo

Synonym(s)

:

Strobilanthes cusia (Nees) Imlay; Strobilanthes flaccidifolius Nees; Goldfussia cusia Nees.

Family

:

Acanthaceae

 

General Info

Description

A glabrous shrub. Leaves elliptic-ovate, acute; flowers purple, in densely panicled, lax spikes; capsules 1.8 cm long.

Herb Effects

Antiviral; astringent, diuretic and lithotriptic (leaves); depurative and febrifuge (root and leaves)

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Chemistry

Active Ingredients

Indican, tryptophan , isatan B, glucobrassicin, glucobrassicin-1-sulfonate, indigotin, 1-thiocyano-2-hydroxy-3-butene, adenosine, tryptanthrin, β-sitosterol, gama-sitosterol, palmitic acid, sucrose, evaporating oil etc. (leaves)

Chemistry of Active Ingredients
Product Categories

Name

CAS#

IUPAC Name

Formula

Structure

Product Categories
Indican 487-60-5 2-(hydroxymethyl)-6-
(1H-indol-3-yloxy)ox
ane-3,4,5-triol
C14H17NO6 Click Here To Enlarge
Tryptophan 80206-30-0 2-amino-3-(1H-indol-
3-yl)propanoic acid
C11H12N2O2 Click Here To Enlarge
Glucobrassicin Not Available 3-[[sulfooxyimino-[3
,4,5-trihydroxy-6-(h
ydroxymethyl)oxan-2-
yl]sulfany l-methyl
]methyl]-1H-indole
C16H20N2O9S2 Click Here To Enlarge
Indigotin 93660-98-1 Not Available Not Available Click Here To Enlarge
Adenosine Not Available 2-(6-aminopurin-9-yl
)-5-(hydroxymethyl)o
xolane-3,4-diol
C10H13N5O4 Click Here To Enlarge
Tryptanthrin 13220-57-0 Not Available C15H8N2O2 Click Here To Enlarge
Beta-Sitosterol 5779-62-4 17-(5-ethyl-6-methyl
-heptan-2-yl)-10,13-
dimethyl-2,3,4,7,8,9
,11,12,14, 15,16,17
-dodecahydro-1H-cycl
openta[a]phenanthren
-3-ol
C29H50O Click Here To Enlarge
gamma-Sitosterol 83-46-5 17-(4-ethyl-1,5-dime
thyl-hexyl)-10,13-di
methyl-2,3,4,7,8,9,1
0,11,12,13 ,14,15,1
6,17-tetradecahydro-
1H-cyclopenta[a]phen
anthren-3-ol
C29H50O Click Here To Enlarge
Palmitic acid 66321-94-6 Hexadecanoic acid C16H32O2 Click Here To Enlarge
Sucrose Not Available 2-[3,4-dihydroxy-2,5
-bis(hydroxymethyl)o
xolan-2-yl]oxy-6-(hy
droxymethy l)oxane-
3,4,5-triol
C12H22O11 Click Here To Enlarge

Pharmacology

Medicinal Use

For ague in children, to kill dermatophytes causing `athletes foot' (leaf).A decoction of roots and leaves is used in the treatment of epidemic mumps, sore throat, erysipelas and fever-caused rashes.

Contraindication

Prolonged usage can cause internal bleeding and injury to blood producing function. Injectiones have caused allergic reactions and blood in urine. Large dosages or long term usage can be toxic to kidneys.

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