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Baliospermum montanum  (WILLD.) MUELL.-ARG.


Botanical Name


Baliospermum montanum (WILLD.) MUELL.-ARG.



Baliospermum axillare Blume., Baliospermum polyandrum Wight, Jatropha montana Willd.





General Info


A stout shrub, 0.9 to 1.8 m tall, with many shoots arising fromt he base; bark light brown. Leaves alternate, very variable in shape; upper leaves small, lanceolate; lower leaves large, up to 30 cm long and 25 cm wide, ovate, palmately lobed and sinuately toohted, 3 to 5 nerved at base; petiole 2 to 15 cm long, hairy with a pair of stipular glands at the apex. Flowers small, greenish-yellow, borne in axillary racemes or contracted panicles with either all male or male with a few female flowers in lower positions. Fruits (capsules) obovoid, 3-lobed, 0.8 to 1.3 cm long, usually hairy; seeds oblong, smooth, shiny, 0.6 to 0.8 cm long, mottled, with an oily endosperm.

Herb Effects

Laxative (seed and plant); stimulates the cardiovascular system and respiration and anticancer, rubefacient (plant).


Active Ingredients

Montanin, baliospermin, 12-deoxyphorbol-13-palmitate and 12-deoxy-5B-hydroxyphorbol-13-myristate (root).

Chemistry of Active Ingredients
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Montanin 66583-55-9 Not Available C32H48O8 Click Here To Enlarge
Baliospermin 66583-56-0 Not Available C32H50O8 Click Here To Enlarge


Medicinal Use

Rheumatism (seed oil); snakebite antidote (seed); to treat piles, anaemia, jaundice, skin diseases, cyst, as purgative, wound, conjunctivitis, diabetes, numbness, dropsy, general anasarca, asthma.


Chandel et al., Biodiversity in Medicinal and Aromatic Plants in India.

Uniyal et al., Medicinal Flora of Garhwal Himalayas.



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