eaten to control diabetes.
Leaves yield glycosides of querce ti and kaempferol, and fumaric acid.
Plant extracts—antifungal.
Dosage Leaf—10—30 ml juice. (CCRAS.)
Buchanania axillaris
(Desr.) Ramam.
Synonym B. angustfolia Roxb.
Habitat Dry deciduous forests in peninsular India.
English Buchanan’s Mango,
Cuddapah Almond.
Ayurvedic Priyaal (var.).
Unani Habb-us-Simanaa.
Siddha/Tamil Mudaima, Saaraapparuppu.
Action Kernel of seeds are considered best among
Buchanania sp. Uses similar to those of B. lanzan.
An ethanolic extract (50%) of the aerial part showed CNS-depressant activity in mice.
Buchanania Ianzan Spreng.
Synonym B. latifolia Roxb.

English Almondette tree, Cheronjee, Buchanan’s Mango.
Ayurvedic Priyaala, Piyaala,
Kharskandha, Bahulvailcala, Taapaseshtha, Sannakadru Dhanushpat, Chaar.
Unani/Tamil Saaraapparuppu.
Siddha Mudaima, Morala (Tamil).
Action Kernel—laxative, febrifuge. An ointment made out of the
kernels is used to cure itch of
the skin and to remove blemishes from the face. Oil from kernels— substitute for almond oil. Applied to glandular swellings of the neck. The oil is a promising source of palmitic and oleic acids.
Kernel lipids (65.6%), comprised mainly of neutral lipids (90.4%), consist mostly of triacylglycerol (82.2%), free fatty acids (7.8%) and small amount of diacylglycerols, monoacylglycerols and sterols.
The kernels are used in Indian medicine as a brain tonic. The leaves are valued as a cardiotonic.
The leaves contain 2.64% tannins (0.35% gallo-tannins). The presence of triterpenoids, saponins,

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