Pinus khasya Royle

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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