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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