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Schleichera oleosa  (LOUR.) OKEN.


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Botanical Name


Schleichera oleosa (LOUR.) OKEN.

English Name


Honey Tree



Pistacia oleosa Lour., Scytalia trijuga Willd.





General Info


A medium sized evergreen tree up to 18 m tall. Leaves paripinnate 20-40 cm long, leaflets 2 to 4 pairs, elliptic or elliptic-oblong, coriaceous, margins entire, apex rounded. Flowers minute, yellowish green, either male or bisexual, fascicled in spike like axillary racemes 7.5 to 12.5 cm long. Fruits berry, globose or ovoid, hard skinned. Seeds brown, irregularly elliptic, slightly compressed, oily, enclosed in a succulent aril.

Herb Effects

Astringent (bark); antiinflammatory and stimulates the growth of hair (kernel oil); stimulates the central nervous system (aerial part).


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Active Ingredients

Gadoleic, oleic, arachidic, stearic, palmistoleic, behenic and palmitic acids (oil); betulin, betulinic acid (bark)

Chemistry of Active Ingredients
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Oleic acid 8046-01-3 octadec-9-enoic acid C18H34O2 Click Here To Enlarge
Arachidic acid 94266-33-8 icosanoic acid C20H40O2 Click Here To Enlarge
Stearic acid 82497-27-6 octadecanoic acid C18H36O2 Click Here To Enlarge
Behenic acid 7211-53-2 docosanoic acid C22H44O2 Click Here To Enlarge
Palmitic acid 66321-94-6 hexadecanoic acid C16H32O2 Click Here To Enlarge
Betulin Not Available Not Available C30H50O2 Click Here To Enlarge
Betulinic acid 4481-62-3 Not Available C30H46O3 Click Here To Enlarge


Medicinal Use

Stimulating the growth of hair (kernel oil). The bark is astringent and antipyretic, used to relieve itching, back pain, inflammations and ulcers. Also used to treat pruritus, adenitis, ripening boils, notalgia, arthralgia, malaria. Seed oil is used to treat pruritus, acne, dermatosis, ulcers, cephalgia, trichopathy.


Chandel et al., Biodiversity in Medicinal and Aromatic Plants in India.



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