White cedar

The Scientific name of White cedar: Dysoxylum malabaricum

Name of White cedar in different languages:

English: White cedar

Hindi: एरंडी -Erandi

Malayalam: Akil-അകിൽ, Purippa, Vellakil-വെള്ളകിൽ

Plant  description:

White cedar is an evergreen forest tree, especially in South India, evergreen forest regions of Western Ghats grow to 35 m high, bark is grayish-yellow, 5 to 8 mm thick, rough, and fissure; Leaves are imparipinnate, alternately arranged, leaflets are 7 to 11 cm. Flowers are bisexual, greenish-yellow in color, and fragrant with 5 to 6 mm long.

Leaf Arrangement

Shape-Cuniate Margin-Entire Venation-Pinnate
 Margin_Entire  Venation-pinnate


Useful plant parts:

Bark, wood

Chemical content:

Rohitukine (C16H19O5N), achromane alkaloid.

Medicinal Properties:


Medicinal uses:

To treat rheumatism, to cure eye and ear diseases, to cure inflammation, cardio-disorder, CNS disorder, tumors.


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