Altingia excelsa Noronha

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 3

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scientific name

Altingia excelsa Noronha
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Altingia excelsa Noronha 

Names.

Myanmar: nantayok. English: Burmese storax.

Range.

India and Myanmar to Java; also cultivated. In Myanmar, it is found in Kachin and Taninthayi.

Use.

Stem: Resin used as remedy for orchitus.

Notes.

In India the resin is used on leucoderma and scabies; also for an antiscorbutic, carminative, stomachic, and expectorant ( Jain and DeFilipps 1991). In China it is used as a tonic, and liquid storax is used in a tonic and stimulant, considered especially good for chest complaints. On the Malay Peninsula it is mixed with other drugs, and used as a tonic. In Indonesia the natives use the leaves for medicinal purposes ( Perry 1980).

Reported constituents include essential oil, vanilline, cinnamic acid, styrolene, naphthalene, and caoutchouc ( Perry 1980).

Reference.

Perry (1980).