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Zenthoxylum

  • English Name : Prickly ash
  • Local Name (Nepali Name)) : Timur
  • BotanicalName : Zanthoxylum armatum
  • Family Name : Rutaceae
  • Season : May
  • Parts Used : Seed and bark

Description

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.

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