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Useful Tropical Plants

Cordia fragrantissima

Kurz

Boraginaceae

+ Synonyms

Cordia rotundifolia B.Heyne ex C.B.Clarke

Gerascanthus fragrantissimus (Kurz) Borhidi

Lithocardium fragrantissimum Kuntze

Common Name:

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General Information

Cordia fragrantissima is a deciduous tree
The tree is harvested from the wild for its good quality wood and also for local use as a medicine.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

E. Asia - northwest India (Assam) to Myanmar

Habitat

Not known

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *  *
HabitDeciduous Tree
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The bark is anthelmintic and febrifuge. It is used in the treatment of fevers, diarrhoea and skin diseases[
1905
Title
Traditional uses, phytochemistry and pharmacology of the medicinal species of the genus Cordia (Boraginaceae)
Publication
Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 69 (2017), pp. 755-789
Author
Oza M.J. & Kulkarni Y.A.
Website
http://10.1111/jphp.12715
Publisher
 
Year
2017
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

The fruit is used as an anthelmintic, diuretic and expectorant. It is used in the treatment of lung and spleen diseases[
1905
Title
Traditional uses, phytochemistry and pharmacology of the medicinal species of the genus Cordia (Boraginaceae)
Publication
Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 69 (2017), pp. 755-789
Author
Oza M.J. & Kulkarni Y.A.
Website
http://10.1111/jphp.12715
Publisher
 
Year
2017
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Other Uses

The dark reddish-brown wood is moderately hard. It seasons well, works and polishes well, and is capable of a very smooth surface from the tool. A beautifully mottled wood with darker streaks and a fragrant scent, it should be better known. The fresh, fragrant odour of the wood as it is worked makes it very pleasant to use, though the scent does not remain persistent for long in the finished articled[
146
Title
A Manual of Indian Timbers.
Publication
 
Author
Gamble. J. S.
Publisher
Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh
Year
1972
ISBN
-
Description
First written in the 19th century, but still a classic, giving a lot of information on the uses and habitats of Indian trees. Not for the casual reader.
,
387
Title
Economic Products of India. Volume 1.
Publication
 
Author
Watt. G.
Publisher
Government of India: Calcutta.
Year
1883
ISBN
 
Description
Although over 100 years old, it still contains a wealth of information on useful plants. Many of the botanical names have been changed since then, so you have to check for up to date names. The book can be downloaded from the Internet.
,
719
Title
A Manual of the Timbers of the World
Publication
 
Author
Howard A.L.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
MacMillan and Co.; London.
Year
1934
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent and comprehensive book on timbers. Rather dated, but still a main source of information for many of the less known woods. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
]. A most attractive and valuable decorative wood, it is suitable for all high-class works of art[
719
Title
A Manual of the Timbers of the World
Publication
 
Author
Howard A.L.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
MacMillan and Co.; London.
Year
1934
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent and comprehensive book on timbers. Rather dated, but still a main source of information for many of the less known woods. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
]

Propagation

Seed -
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