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Alangium begoniaefolium (Roxb.) Baffi.
Synonym A. chinense (Lour.) Harms.
Family Alangiaceae.
Habitat The plains and foothills, up to an altitude of 2,100 m.
Ayurvedic Ankola (related sp.). Folk Akhani.
Action Bark and roots—sedative, anthelmintic.
A triterpenoid was responsible for the sedative effect on motor activity of rat brain.
Chloroform extract of the drug, which was devoid of anabasine, exhibited prominent sedative effect in rat. It significantly decreased concentration of norepinephrine in cortex, of dopamine and serotonin (5-HT) in brain stem, but increased concentration of 5-HT in cortex.