Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family : Clusiaceae
Genus : Mesua
Species : ferrea Linn.
Common Name
English Name : Iron wood
Hindi Name : Nagkesar
Manipuri Name : Nageshwor
Other Details
Habit : Large evergreen tree
Parts Use : Bark, Flower and Seed
Preparation : Barks ground for powder preparation.
Mode of use : Fresh and local application
Ingredients : Plant contains palmitic, stearic, oleic, linoleic, palmitostearo-olein,stearo diolein,palmito-diolein and triolein acids.
Ailment Treated : The flowers are astringint, stomachic, constipating, bleeding piles, febrifuge, use for asthma, blood urination and cardiotonic. Bark powder is used as aromatic and sudorific. Seed oil is applied in rheumatism and skin problems. Floral buds are used in dysentery. Seed oil is applied externally on wound and skin diseases.
Source : Grown wildly in hills and valley areas and occasionally cultivated as avenue tree.