Scientific Name Polyalthia. longifolia (Soon)Thwaitea.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
Used Part Bark
Distribution Area Considered to be a native of the drier parts of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Ceylon, very commonly cultivated all over India, in gardens and avenues.
Common Uses . The bark is bitter, acrid,cooling,febrigue and antihelmintic. It is useful in fever, skin diseases, diabetes, hypertension, helminthiasis and vitiated conditions of vata and pitta. The bark is also used as a febrifuge in some parts of India.
Similar crude drugs Polyalthia longifolia bark is used a adultrant to asoka tree Saraca asoca (Roxb) De Wilde .