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ALTINGIA EXCELSA

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Noronha

Family ► Altingiaceae.

Habitat ► Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.

English ► Storax, Oriental Sweet Gum.

Ayurvedic ► Shilaarasa, Turushka, Silhaka (substitute for Liquidamber orientalis, Hamamelidaceae).

Siddha/Tamil ► Neriyurishippal.

Action ► Resin—carminative, stomachic, antiscorbutic expectorant, antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, antistress, hepatoprotective. Externally used in scabies and leucoderma.

The ethyl acetate extract of the root of A. excelsa was studied for antistress effect in a variety of biological models of stress; also in stress-induced ulcers and CCl4-induced hepatotoxicity. Antistress was the most significant pharmacological property of the Storax.

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