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LINDERA NESSIANA

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Benth.

Family ► Lauraceae.

Habitat ► Temperate Himalayas from Nepal eastwards at 1,800-2,400 m, and in Assam.

Folk ► Gandha-daaru (Bengal), Siltimur (Nepal).

Action ► Carminative.

The plant is reported to yield sassafras, which is substituted for the true sassafras from Cinnamomum glan- duliferum Meissn.

The seeds yield a fatty oil (60.7%). It gave methyl esters : methyl laurate 75.2, methyl caprate 13.3, methyl oleate 5.4, methyl myristate 2.4, and methyl- palmitate 0.5%.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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