Toona tree

The scientific name of Toona tree: Toona ciliata

Name of  Toona tree in different languages:-

English: Indian mahogany, Red cedar, Tun

Hindi: Toon तून

Malayalam: Vempu, Chandana Vembu, Mathagiri,Thunee maram, ചുവന്ന അകില്‍ Chuvanna Akil,

Sanskrit: Nandikah-नन्दिकः , Tunna-तुन्न , Kacchapah-कच्छपः

Tamil: துந் மரம் Tun Maram

Plant description:

It is a large tree of Western Ghats forest ares, deciduous tree , grow up to 28 meters,wide spreading and stem grow up to 2 m diameter. The leaves are pinnately arranged, lanceolate, 4 to 13 cm long, pale green, toothed margin,arranged alternately, five to seven leaflets, tapered at both ends.The flowers are small, white, fragrant, about 5 mm. The wood is pink, light weight and fragrant like cedar.

Leaf Arrangement


Shape-Even pinnate Margin-Entire Venation-pinnate
 Margin_Entire  Venation-pinnate


Useful plant parts:

Gum, Leaf, Bark, Flowers, oil

Medicinal uses:

To treat Skin problems, wounds, itching, dysentery, menstrual problems, cough, bronchitis

Chemical content:

Toonasterone, Terpenoids, limonoids, toonayunnanins

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