Melia composita Willd

Family ► Meliaceae.

Habitat ► Eastern Himalayas, Assam, Western Ghats, Ganjam and Deccan up to 1,800 m.

English ► Hill Neem, Malabar Neem, Common Bead tree.

Ayurvedic ► Arangaka.

Action ► Fruit—anthelmintic; used in skin diseases.

The leaves and seeds gave tetranor-triterpenoids, compositin and com-positolide. The fruit gave salannin. The heartwood yielded a triterpenoid.

Tamil and Malyalam synonyms (Malaivembu and Malavembu) are common to Melia azedarach and Melia composita.

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