Calophyllum apetalum Willd.

Synonym C. wightianum T. Anders. Family Guttferae Clusiaceae.

Habitat The evergreen forests of Western Ghats up to 330 m.

Siddha/Tamil Shirupinnai.

Action Resin—antiphiogistic, anodyne. Seed oil—antileprotic.

The leaves, stem, bark and root contain friedelin. Leaves also contain canophyllol and a triterpene lactone; stem, beta-amyrin; bark, apetalic acid. Heartwood contains a clathrate named wightianone palmitic acid. Wood contains mesoinositol.

Medicinal plants of India ; Ayurveda

01 September 2013

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