Pittosporum Floribundum | Health Dictionary

Wight & Arn.

Family: Pittosporaceae.

Habitat: Subtropical Himalayas, Ganjam, Konkan, Western Ghats and the Nilgiris.

Siddha/Tamil: Kattu Sampangi.

Folk: Tumari. Vikhaari, Vekhali (Maharashtra).

Action: Bark—anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, narcotic; used in chronic bronchitis; also administered in leprous affections; a paste is applied to inflammatory and rheumatic swellings.

The Himalayan plants yielded an essential oil (0.26%) with alpha-pinene, dipentene, linalool, cineol, methyl sal- icylate, decyl aldehyde, anisaldehyde, bergapten, eugenol, indole and salicylic and benzoic acids as major constituents. The oil is applied topically in sprains, bruises, sciatica, rheumatism, chest affections and in certain skin diseases.

The narcotic action of the bark is attributed to the presence of a yellow oleoresin. The bark also contain a saponin, pittosporin.


Pittosporum Floribundum | Health Dictionary

Keywords of this word: Pittosporum Floribundum


PITTOSPORUM DASYCAULON

Indian Medicinal Plants

Miq.

Family: Pittosporaceae.

Habitat: The rain forests of South India.

Folk: Gapasundi (Maharashtra), Boogri (Karnataka).

Action: Stem-bark—antibacterial, antifungal.... Indian Medicinal Plants

PITTOSPORUM FLORIBUNDUM

Indian Medicinal Plants

Wight & Arn.

Family: Pittosporaceae.

Habitat: Subtropical Himalayas, Ganjam, Konkan, Western Ghats and the Nilgiris.

Siddha/Tamil: Kattu Sampangi.

Folk: Tumari. Vikhaari, Vekhali (Maharashtra).

Action: Bark—anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, narcotic; used in chronic bronchitis; also administered in leprous affections; a paste is applied to inflammatory and rheumatic swellings.

The Himalayan plants yielded an essential oil (0.26%) with alpha-pinene, dipentene, linalool, cineol, methyl sal- icylate, decyl aldehyde, anisaldehyde, bergapten, eugenol, indole and salicylic and benzoic acids as major constituents. The oil is applied topically in sprains, bruises, sciatica, rheumatism, chest affections and in certain skin diseases.

The narcotic action of the bark is attributed to the presence of a yellow oleoresin. The bark also contain a saponin, pittosporin.... Indian Medicinal Plants