English :Bull bay
Hindi :Anda champa
Group :Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Species :grandiflora Linn.
Habit :Handsome tree
Parts Used :Bark, Flower
Mode of 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.