Toddalia ASIATICA (L.) Lam.

Synonym : Toddalia aculeata Pers.
Cranzia asiatica (L.) Kuntze
Paullinia asiatica L.
Toddalia angustifolia Lam.
Bangla Name : Dahin, Kadtodali.
English Name : Lopez-root Tree, Forest Pepper.
Family : Rutaceae
Disease : tonic, stimulant, astringent, anti-diarrhoetic, antiperiodic, febrifuge, owels and rheumatism.
Description : A large evergreen climber with rambling stems, up to 15 m high, armed with curved or straight prickles. Leaves alternate, digitalely trifoliate, leaflets sessile, 5-10 cm long, obovate-oblong, crenulate, shortly blunt-acuminate, base acute. Flowers 3.8-6 mm diam., pale greenish-yellow, in axillary and terminal panicles, 2.5-6.3 cm long. Fruit 7.5-12 mm diam., subglobose, with 5 shallow grooves, yellowish.
Distribution : Forest of Sylhet
Chemical Constituents : Leaves contain a glycosidal alkaloid, toddaline. Root contains a poisonous resin. Root bark contains the alkaloids toddaline and toddalinine, toddalolactone, resins and glycosides (Chopra et. al., 1992). Pimpinellin, isopimpinellin, 6-(3-chloro-2-hydroxy-
Uses : The root bark is tonic, stimulant, astringent, anti-diarrhoetic, antiperiodic and febrifuge, useful in constitutional debility and convalescence after febrile and other exhausting diseases. It improves appetite and help digestion. Leaves are also sometime
Habit : Climber