Calotropis gigantea

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Calotropis gigantea is a perennial undershrub found chiefly in wastelands throughout India. It has been reported as a traditional folkloric medicine for a variety of alignments. The roots of Calotropis gigantea have been used in leprosy, eczema, syphilis, elephantiasis, ulceration and cough in the Indian system of traditional medicine. The plant Calotropis gigantea is also used in some parts of India for wound healing in combination with other plants.



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