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PINUS EXCELSA

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Wall. ex D. Don.

Synonym ► P. wallichiana A. B. Jackson.

Family ► Pinaceae.

Habitat ► Himalayas from Kashmir to Bhutan at 1,800-3,700 m, also Assam.

English ► Indian Blue Pine, Bhutan Pine, Five-leaved Pine.

Ayurvedic ► Sarala (var.). Folk ► Chillaa.

Action ► Uses similar to Pinus roxburghii.

The essential oil contains alpha-and beta-pinene as major constituents.

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Indian Medicinal Plants

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