Scientific Name
Group : Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family : Magnoliaceae
Genus : Magnolia
Species : grandiflora Linn.
Common Name
English Name : Bull bay
Hindi Name : Anda champa
Manipuri Name : U-thambal
Other Details
Habit : Handsome tree
Parts Use : Bark, Flower
Preparation : Bark ground for powder. Flowers crushed for decoction.
Mode of use : Fresh
Ingredients : Plant contains an essential oil.
Ailment Treated : Bark is stimulant, diaphoretic, used in malaria and rheumatism. Flowers are used as insect repellants and also in perfumery. Flower is used in the preparation of traditional hair lotion.
Source : Grown wildly in hilly areas. Occasionally cultivated as ornamental plants in valley areas and also as pot plant.