It is occasionally sold as a house plant under the name "Chinese perfume plant." It can be grown outdoors in USDA zones 9 and 10.
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Aglaia odarata is a small trees that retains its green leaves throughout the year, and it can reach a height of 2 to 5 meters. It is multiple branched and a leaves are 5 to 12 centimeters long. It has small golden yellow raceme oval shaped flowers with 6 petals. The fruit is red and is about one centimeter long. It has an egg shape that has one to two seeds.
Traditional medicinal use
Many parts of Aglaia odorata tree, such as roots, leaves, flowers and branches, can be used as medicine.
- The roots are boiled with water to make a drink to increase an appetite, In the Philippines, the roots and leaves can be used as a tonic.
- The dried flowers are used to cure mouth ulcers and reduce fever.
- In China, the branches are used boiled dried branches and dried leaves with water to reduce pain from rheumatic joints, injuries from falls, superficial infections and toxic swelling.
The dried flowers can be used to produce perfume for clothes and mixed into cigarettes.
Aglaia odorata can be used as an organic herbicide to control grass and weeds in fields, such as rice fields and maize fields.
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