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CANARIUM STRICTUM

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Synonym ► C. sikkimense King

Family ► Burseraceae

Habitat ► A large, deciduous tree distributed in West Ghats, Assam and Sikkim.

English ► Black Dammar.

Ayurvedic ► Raal Dhuup, Mand Dhuup.

Siddha/Tamil ► Karunkungiliyam (gum).

Action ► Resin—used for chronic cutaneous diseases, such as psoriasis, pityriasis; as a linament in rheumatic affections. Dammer Oil—used for rheumatism, asthma, venereal diseases.

Black dammer resin contains (+)- junenol, canarone and epikhusinal.

The plant contains a sesquiterpene ketone—canarone.

Canarium sikkimense King is known as Gogul Dhuup in Nepal.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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