The plant A. precatorius L. is commonly known to tribal people of Champaran district (east and west) of Bihar as 'Jethimudh', "Karjiri' or 'Ratti. Six free amino-acids have been detected from the leaves of the plant. Out of these six, DL-threonine is an essential amino acid. DL-aspartic acid, DL- nor-leucine and L-cystine HCL are non-essential amino acids whereas L-cystine is sulphur containing and DL-2-amino-n-butyric acid is non-proteinaceous amino acid. This ornamental plant is used by tribal people in uterine disorders, sore throat, lungs congestion, anti-fertilitic agent, cough and cold, fruits as insecticides and seed powder as antidote to snake bite. Cystenuria is a disease caused due to metabolic imbalance by this plant.
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Prahrisht Kumar Singh. Phytochemical Studies of Ethnobotanically significant Plant Abrus precatorius L. of Tirhut Division of Bihar. Research J. Science and Tech. 2020; 12(4):292-294. doi: 10.5958/2349-2988.2020.00040.6
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