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Aglaia odorata  Lour.


Botanical Name


Aglaia odorata Lour.

English Name


Chinese perfume plant, Chinese rice flower, Mock lemon





General Info


An ornamental tree that grows to a height of 6m. Bole is grayish and crooked. Bark is light and ash-colored. Stems are lenticelled and 2.5mm in diameter. Leaves comprise two pairs of folioles and a terminal one. Rachis is finely winged and measures 4.3cm. Folioles are 3.2cm × 2.4–5.7cm × 3–4.7cm × 2.2cm and show 4–6 pairs of secondary nerves. Inflorescence is a 12.5cm long light yellow lax panicle of tiny flowers.

Herb Effects

Antipyretic (leaves and roots); anticancerous (leaves).



Medicinal Use

To reduce fever (decoction of roots, and flowers); to invigorate, to reduce fever, and to calm itchiness (leaves and roots); used as a drink to reduce menses and to treat venereal diseases (decoction of leaves).


Christophe Wiart. Medicinal Plants of Asia and the Pacific, P: 193-195, CRC Press, June 2006

Bohnenstengel, F. I., Steube, K. G., Meyer, C., Nugroho, B. W., Hung, P. D., Kiet, L. C., and Proksch, P. 1999. Structure activity relationships of antiproliferative rocaglamide derivatives from Aglaia species (Meliaceae). Z. Naturforsch, 54, 55.



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