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LUVUNGA SCANDENS

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(Roxb.) Buch.-Ham. ex Wight.

Family ► Rutaceae.

Habitat ► Bengal, Assam and Khasi Hills.

Ayurvedic ► Lavanga-lataa. Folk ► Sugandh-kokilaa (Bengal). Action ► Essential oil—antifungal.

Mature berries contain coumarins. The essential oil from berries contains cinnamyl cinnamate, cineole, d- camphor and methyl cinnamate as major components.

Dried fruits are used in medicinal hair oils, prescribed for treating baldness.

The bark contains myricadiol, tara- xerol and myricolal.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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