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Actinodaphne hookeri Meissn. Synonym A. angustifolia Nees.
Family Lauraceae.
Habitat The western Ghats, Orissa and Sikkim up to 1,500 m.
Siddha/Tamil Thali, Paratathali. Folk Pisaa (Maharashtra).
Action Infusion of leaves—urinary tract disinfectant, antidiabetic,
spasmolytic.
The leaves contain a very small amount of an amorphous alkaloid. They also contain beta-sitosterol, hentriacontanone, hentriacontanol and quercetin-3-rhamnoside and hydrocarbons.
The bark gives an alkaloid, actinodaphnine.
The roots contain a flavanone glycoside.