Synonym ► A. angustifolia Nees.
Family ► Lauraceae.
Habitat ► The western Ghats, Orissa and Sikkim up to 1,500 m.
Siddha/Tamil ► Thali, Paratathali.
Action ► Infusion of leaves—urinary tract disinfectant, antidiabetic, spasmolytic.
The leaves contain a very small amount of an amorphous alkaloid. They also contain beta-sitosterol, hen-triacontanone, hentriacontanol and
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quercetin-3-rhamnoside and hydrocarbons.
The bark gives an alkaloid, actino-daphnine.
The roots contain a flavanone glyco-side.
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