Salacia (plant)

Salacia is a genus of plants in the family Celastraceae. They are woody climbers naturally found in tropical regions.

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Salacia prinoides
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Celastrales
Family: Celastraceae
Genus: Salacia
  • Johnia Roxb. 1820

Several species in this genus have been used in traditional medicine, such as the Ayurvedic system from India.

The chemical constituents of root bark include polyphenols such as salacinol, kotalanol, and mangiferin.[1]


As of November 2014, The Plant List accepts the following species:[2]


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