Family ► Pinaceae.
Habitat ► Assam; introduced into hills of North Bengal.
Ayurvedic ► Sarala var.
Action ► Spasmolytic, antimicrobial. Oleo-resin—considered superior to that of P. roxburghii for turpentine. The bark contains 7-10% of tannin.
The essential oil from oleoresin contains chiefly alpha-pinene. Other constituents are beta-pinene, longifoline and sesquiterpenes. Abetic acid from rosin possesses weak cardiac and spasmolytic activities.
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