Synonym Toona ciliata M Roem

Cedrus deodara (Roxb.) Loud.

Family ► Meliaceae.

Habitat ► Sub-Himalayan tract, Assam and throughout hilly regions of Central and South India.

English ► Red Cedar, Toon, Indian Mahogany tree.

Ayurvedic ► Tuunikaa, Nandi Vrksha.

Siddha/Tamil ► Tunumaram, Santhana Vembu.

Action ► Bark—astringent, an-tidysenteric, antiperiodic. Flow-ers—emmenagogue. Leaf— spasmolytic, hypoglycaemic, an-tiprotozoal.

Bark and heartwood yielded tetra-nortriterpenoids, including toonacilin. Heartwood also gave a coumarin, ger-anylgernalol and its fatty esters. Toona-cilin and its 6-hydroxy derivatives are antifeedant.

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