Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family : Meliaceae
Genus : Cedrela
Species : toona Roxb.
Common Name
English Name : Red cedar
Hindi Name : Toon
Manipuri Name : Tai-ren
Other Details
Habit : Very handsome tree
Parts Use : Bark, Wood and Leaf
Preparation : Fresh leaves boiled for extract use. Bark and wood boiled for extract. Wood is extensively used for making furnitures which is regarded as Class II timber. Leaf is used in various religious ceremonies.
Mode of use : Decoction
Ingredients : Leaves have insecticidal property. Flowers yield a dye called as Gunari. Wood yields an essential oil.
Ailment Treated : Boiled leaf juice is used for skin diseases and poxes, also effective in fungal and bacterial infection. Bark is used for chronic dysentery of infants, also used in external application for ulcers.
Source : Extensively grown in valley areas and hills. Cultivated in private lands.