Created 20-Mar-14
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Location: Thailand

Pharmacology

Extracts of the seeds, flowers and leaves possesses immunostimulant, hepatoprotective, antileishmanial, antiviral and antifungal activities in vitro.


The leaves have been used in Ayurvedic medicine&Homoeopathic medicine for sciatica, arthritis, fevers, and various painful conditions and as laxative.

ol, mannitol, glucose, fructose, iridoid glycosides, and benzoic acid.

• Flowers: The flowers contain essential oils, nyctanthin, D-mannitol, tannins, glucose, carotenoids, glycosides including β-monogentiobioside ester of α-crocetin (or crocin-3), β-monogentiobioside-β-D monoglucoside ester of α-crocetin, and β-digentiobioside ester of α-crocetin (or crocin-1).

• Seeds: The seeds contain arbortristosides A and B; glycerides of linoleic, oleic, lignoceric, stearic, palmitic and myristic acids; nyctanthic acid; 3,4-secotriterpene acid; and a water soluble polysaccharide composed of D-glucose and D-mannose.

• Bark: The bark contains glycosides and alkaloids.

• Stem: The stems contain the glycoside naringenin-4’-0-β-glucapyranosyl-α-xylopyranoside and β-sitosterol.

• Flower oil: The flower oil contains α-pinene, p-cymene, 1-hexanol, methylheptanone, phenyl acetaldehyde, 1-decenol and anisaldehyde.

• Plant: The plant contains 2,3,4,6-tetra-0-methyl-D-glucose; 2,3,6 tri-0-methyl-D-glucose; 2,3,6-tri-0-methyl-D-mannose; 2,3,-di-0-methyl-D-mannose; arbortristosides A, B, and C; and iridoid glycosides.

Biological activity

• Leaves: Antibacterial, Anthelmintic, Anti-inflammatory, Hepatoprotective, Immunopotential, Anti pyretic, Antioxidant and Anti fungal. Its new leaves are fried and used as a recipe in Assamse food.

• Flowers: Diuretic, Anti-bilious, Antioxidant, Anti-inflammatory, Sedative and Antifilarial. Its dried flowers are used as components of recipe in Assamse food.

• Seeds: Antibacterial, Antifungal, Immunomodulatory and Antileishmanial.

• Bark: Anti-microbial

• Stem: Antipyretic and Antioxidant.

• Flower oil: As perfume

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Categories & Keywords
Category:Scenic
Subcategory:Plants
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:NYCTANTHES ARBOR-TRISTIS, antoni uni, flora, nature, plant, thailand, tree