Botanical Name: Lindera neesiana
Common Name: Boke timur, Theki phal
English Name: Lindera seeds
Parts Used: Fruit
Habit and Habitat: CE, Subtropical-Temperate
Description: Tree. Leaves glabrous, deciduous, ovate, 4-12 cm broad; triple-nerved at the cuneate or cordate base. Umbels globose, pedicels tomentose. Fruit globose, 0.4 cm in diameter.
Uses: Plants is a good source of Sassafras. It is aromatic, spicy and carminative. Powder of roots and bark are used to relieve pain. Leaves and fruits are used in the treatment of skin diseases. Seeds are efficacious antidote.
It widely used as spice.
References: DPR 3, 1997; Joshi and Joshi 2001; Rajbhandari 2001; A compendium of Medicinal Plants in Nepal by Sushim Ranjan Baral and Puran Prasad Kurmi (October’ 2006)Inquire Now