Roxb.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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