Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family : Rubiaceae
Genus : Anthocephalus
Species : cadamba Linn.
Common Name
English Name : Wild chinchona
Hindi Name : Kadamba
Manipuri Name : Kadam
Other Details
Habit : Handsome tree
Parts Use : Bark, Wood, Fruit, Leaf
Preparation : Bark is cut and soaked in water for infusion. Bark/leaf is crushed for decoction.
Mode of use : Decoction, Fresh
Ingredients : Flowers yield an essential oil. Bark contains sapogenins, cadambagenic acid and quinovic acid, b-sitosterol and four saponins like saponins A, B, C & D. Bark contains steroids, alkaloids, fats, etc.
Ailment Treated : Bark infusion is taken in sexual weakness. Bark decoction is tonic and febrifuge. Leaf decoction is good for ulcers, wounds and menrorrhea. Fruits are useful in gastritis and fever.
Source : Wild and sometimes cultivated as avenue tree.