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Cadaba fruticosa


Cadaba fruticosa is a species of plant in the family Capparaceae.

It is endemic on Indian Subcontinent: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Indo-China: Myanmar.

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry shrubland. It is threatened by habitat loss.

In Tamil Nadu, Cadaba fruticosa is known as '"vizhuthi"(Tamil: விழுதி) and used in Siddha medicine for more than 2000 years. The juice of the leaves is especially used to cure gonorrhoea (Tamil: வெண்மேகம்).



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