CLAUSENA HEPTAPHYLLA (Roxb.) Wight.& Arn.

Family: Rutaceae

Tribal Name: Saderruchi (Chakma), Raing Gang, Rowak Cu Ba (Marma).

Description of the Plant

A shrub, smelling strongly of aniseed. Leaves imparipinnate 15-40 cm long; leaflets 5-9, ovate or lanceolate, acuminate, obscurely crenulate, 5- 12.7 cm long, sometimes more. Flowers small, greenish in terminal panicles. Berries ovoid or oblong, 12 mm long, pink when ripe.

Using Information

Leaves are used for the treatment of dysentery and impotence in Khagrachari.

Chemical Constituents

Stem bark contains alkaloids, heptazoline, heptazolidine and 2-methylanthraquinone. Root contains carbazole alkaloid, heptaphylline, and girinimbine; pyranocoumarins, clausenin, clausenidin, clausenolide, ß-sitosterol, murrayanine, coumarin, dentatin, 3-methylcarbazole and murrayacine (Asolkar et al., 1992; Rastogi & Mehrotra, 1993).

CLAUSENA HEPTAPHYLLA (Roxb.) Wight.& Arn.
CLAUSENA HEPTAPHYLLA (Roxb.) Wight.& Arn.

Distribution

Occur in the forests of Chittagong and Chittagong Hill Tracts, Cox's Bazar.


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