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Uses ashvamantaka in other systems of medicine

ashvamantaka :

ashvamantaka : Bauhinia tomentosa Linn.

Use in other system of medicine:

- Not known medicinally in the Philippines.
- In India, bruised bark is applied externally to wounds and tumors.
- In the Malabar Coast, a decoction of root-bark is administered for inflammation of the liver.
- Decoction of root-bark also used as vermifuge.
- Infusion of bark used as an astringent gargle for sore throats.
- In southern India, the small, dried buds and young flowers are prescribed in dysenteric affections. 
- Fruit is diuretic.
- Seeds have been eaten for their tonic and aphrodisiac action.

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