Action ► Bark—astringent and antipyretic. Used as a substitute for cinchona bark is the West Indies. The bark contains 15% tannin, the wood 6%.
The seeds have been reported to contain a bitter substance; mahoganin, 7-deactyl-7-oxogedunin, cyclomahoge-nol and 6-hydroxymethyl angolensate are also present.
Tetranortriterpenoids have been isolated from cotyledons and seeds. The ether extract of the leaves inhibits platelet activity factor (PAF)-induced platelet aggregation.
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