Aglaia roxburghiana Miq. Hiern
Synonym A. elaegnoidea (A. Juss.) Benth.
Milnea roxburghiana (Miq.) Wight and Am.
Family Meliaceae.
Habitat Western Ghats, tropical forests in the hills of Andhra
Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and
Andaman and Nicobar islands.
Ayurvedic Priyangu (var.)

Siddha/Tamil Gnaazhal. (Dried flowers of Myristica malabarica Lam. are also used as Priyangu.)
Action Fruit—cooling (in febrile complaints), antipyretic, astringent, antidiarrhoeal, antidysenteric, anti-inflammatory (seeds used for painful micturition). Fruits are also used for treating obstinate skin diseases and tumours.
Bisamide alkaloids of the leaves exhibit anticancer activity (by inhibiting the growth of vinblastine-resistant KB cells).


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