Schrebera swientenioides Roxb

Family ► Oleaceae.

Habitat ► Tropical and subtropical Himalayas from Kumaon eastwards; also Bihar, West Bengal and Peninsular India, up to 1,200 m.

English ► Weaver's Beam tree.

Ayurvedic ► Muskakaa. (Mokshaka, Ghantaa-Paatali, Kaashthapaatalaa are varieties of Paatalaa.)

Siddha/Tamil ► Mogalingum.

Action ► Leaves—used in enlargement of spleen and in urinary discharges. Root—used for leprosy. Bark—used for boils and burns. Fruits—beneficial in hydrocele.

The Fruits gave betulinic and olea-nolic acids.

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