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CEDRELA TOONA

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Synonym ► Toona ciliata M. Roem.

Family ► Meliaceae.

Habitat ► Sub-Himalayan tract, Assam and throughout hilly regions of Central and South India.

English ► Red Cedar, Toon, Indian Mahogany tree.

Ayurvedic ► Tuunikaa, Nandi Vrksha.

Siddha/Tamil ► Tunumaram, Santhana Vembu.

Folk ► Toonaa.

Action ► Bark—astringent, an- tidysenteric, antiperiodic. Flow- ers—emmenagogue. Leaf— spasmolytic, hypoglycaemic, an- tiprotozoal.

Bark and heartwood yielded tetra- nortriterpenoids, including toonacilin. Heartwood also gave a coumarin, ger- anylgernalol and its fatty esters. Toona- cilin and its 6-hydroxy derivatives are antifeedant.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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