The leaves contain an essential oil; major constituents are geraniol, alpha- and beta-pinene, 1,8-cineole, elemol acetate, linool, alpha-terpinolene, camphor, eudesmol, p-cymene, camphane, azulene, borneol acetate, alphaterpenol, alpha-curcumene, alpha thujone, limolene, myrcene and betaocimene.
Leaves also contain anthraquinones and dalbargin galactopyranoside.

Lindenbergia indica
(Linn.) Kuntze.
Synonym L. urticaefolia Lehm. Family Scrophulariaceae.
Habitat Throughout India, ascending to 2,100 m in the Himalayas.
Folk Haldi Basanto (Bengal), Dhol (Maharashtra), Patthar-chatti (Gujarat), Bheet-chatti.
Action Plant—juice is given in chronic bronchitis; also applied to skin eruptions.

Lindera nessiana 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 glandul ferum 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 methylpalmitate 0.5%.

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