Zenthoxylum

English Name : Prickly ash

Local Name (Nepali Name)) : Timur

BotanicalName : Zanthoxylum armatum

Family Name : Rutaceae

Season : May

Parts Used : Seed and bark

Physical and Chemical Properties

Appearance : Liquid

Aroma : Characteristic

Flash Point : 510C

Specific Gravity : 0.8750 at 250C

Refractive Index : 1.469 at 250C

Ester Value : 25.7

Ester Value after Acetylation : 89.6

Optical Rotation : 8.67 at 250C

Solubility : Soluble in ethyl alcohol

Packaging : 1 kg, 5 kg, 10 kg, 25 kg

Seeds and barks are used as a tonic in fever, dyspepsia and cholera. Fruits are used in toothache and considered as carminative and stomachic. Fruits, branches and thorns are also used as fish poison.