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DIPTEROCARPUS ALATUS

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Roxb.

Synonym ► D. incanus Roxb.

Family ► Dipterocarpaceae.

Habitat ► The Andamans.

English ► Gurjun.

Ayurvedic ► Ashwakarna, Garjan, Shveta-Garjan, Jarandruma.

Action ► Decoction of the bark is prescribed in rheumatism. Oil— applied to ulcerated wounds. Balsam—applied externally in gonorrhoea.

Dipterocarpus resin gave sesquiter- penoids. The essential oil contains 2 sesquiterpenoids of eudesmane series.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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