Aglaia odorata

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Aglaia odorata
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Meliaceae
Genus: Aglaia
Species: A. odorata
Binomial name
Aglaia odorata
Lour.
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Aglaia odorata is a species of plant in the Meliaceae family. It is found in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Myanmar, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, and possibly Laos.[1]

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.

Botany[edit]

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.[2]

Uses[edit]

Traditional medicinal use[edit]

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.[3]
  • The dried flowers are used to cure mouth ulcers and reduce fever.[2]
  • 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.[4]

Perfume[edit]

By using a dried flowers, people can use to produce perfume for clothes and mix it into cigarettes.[3]

Herbicide[edit]

Aglaia odorata can be used as an organic herbicide to control grass and weeds in fields, such as rice fields and maize fields.[4]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ "Aglaia odorata". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 20 August 2007. 
  2. ^ a b "ประยงค์ สรรพคุณและประโยชน์ของต้นประยงค์ 24 ข้อ". frynn. Retrieved 30 August 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Sinamomong-sungsong". Stuartxchange. Retrieved 30 August 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Aglaia odorata Lour.". School of Chinese Medicine. Archived from the original on 10 May 2015. Retrieved 30 August 2015. 

External links[edit]

  • Aglaia odorata Lour. Medicinal Plant Images Database (School of Chinese Medicine, Hong Kong Baptist University) (in traditional Chinese) (in English)