Dalbergia latifolia Roxb.

Synonym D. emerginata Roxb.

Family Papilionaceae; Fabaceae.

Habitat Bengal, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Western Peninsula.

English East Indian Rosewood, Bombay Blackwood.

Ayurvedic Shimshapaa (related sp.) Unani Sheesham.

SiddhafTamil Itti, Eravadi, Karundoroiral.

Folk Sisu.

Action Stimulant, appetiser,

anthelmintic, spasmogenic. Used

in dyspepsia, diarrhoea; also in obesity, cutaneous affections and leprosy.

The bark contains hentriacontane, latifolin, beta-sitosterol and tannins. EtOH (50%) extract of the bark exhibits spasmogenic, and anthelmintic activity against Ascaridia galli.

Medicinal plants of India ; Ayurveda

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