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pa·rei·ra

(pă-rā'ră),
Pareira brava, the root of Chondodendron tomentosum and other species of Chondodendron (family Menispermaceae), a vine of the tropic Americas; one of the chief sources of d-tubocurarine; has diuretic and urinary antiseptic properties.
[Pg. parreira, vine trained against a wall]
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pareira

Herbal medicine
An amazonian vine that is a primary source of a neuromuscular blocking substance, curare, of which the alkaloid tubocurarine is the active component. Tubocurarine has been used for strychnine poisoning, tetanus intoxication, to relax muscles in fractures, to treat polio and cerebral palsy, and for seizures.
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Cissampelos pareira is perennial climbing shrub, 2 to 5 m high commonly known as "Patha" in Ayurveda.
Before fire there was a well defined stratification, with vines such as Cissampelos pareira and Odontocarya tamoides, and the shrub Ludwigia tomentosa characterizing the upper stratum, and herbaceous species such as Rhynchospora scutellata, Pityrogramma calomelanos and Echinodorus paniculatus in the lower stratum.
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Ropitas (a) of consisting Quercus infectoria 20 mg, Cissampelos pareira 10 mg, Curcuma longa 50 mg, Mentha piperita 100 mg and Tankankshar (Shuddh) 100 mg per boli.
Assessment of antidiabetic potential of Cissampelos pareira leaf extract in streptozotocine-nicotinamide induced diabetic mice.
Singh, "Evaluation of anti-inflammatory activity of Cissampelos pareira root in rats," Journal of Ethnopharmacology, vol.110, no.3, pp.526-531, 2007.
Some of the diuretics are derived from medicinal plants and a vast number of medicinal plants mentioned in ayurvedic system of medicine are known to possess diuretic properties such as Abelmoschus esculentus, Bacopa monnieri, Barbara vulgaris, and Cissampelos pareira [1].
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Rao, "Toxicological screening of traditional medicine Laghupatha (Cissampelos pareira) in experimental animals," Journal of Ethnopharmacology, vol.
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