Chebulic Myrobalon. Nat. Ord.

Combretaceae. Hab. Many parts of India.

Med. Prop. and Action. The fruit is very astringent, more so, according to Roxburgh, than galls. It is much used by the natives of India, in cases where astringents are indicated, particularly in the aphthous ulceration of the mouth, which is so common and dangerous amongst the Hindoos. It might advantageously be introduced into British practice as a substitute for Galls, Catechu, &c.