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Utonglei

Common Name

English :Yellow oleander
Hindi :Pile kaner/Pila kaner
Manipuri :Utonglei

Scientific Name

Group :Angiosperm (Dicotyledon)
Family :Apocynaceae
Genus :Thevetia
Species :neriifolia  Juss.ex Steud.
Habit :Small profuse tree
Parts Used :Fruit, Root
Mode of Preparation :Immature fruit is cut for latex. Root boiled with fruit powder of Piper longum for soup. Root crushed for paste.
Mode of use :Decoction, Fresh & Local Application
Ingredients :Seed and root contain cardiotonic glucosides; thevetin, 2-oacetyl cerebrocide, neriifolin, cereberin, peruvoside, theveneriin and peruvonsidic acid.
Ailment Treated:Immature fruit latex is applied against skin diseases. Boiled root preparation (soup) is good for regular menstrual flow. Root paste is applicable to tumours. The cardiac glycosides obtained from the kernals, bark and flowers are useful for heart diseases.
Source:Generally cultivated in valley areas as garden plant.