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Does anybody know what are the medicinal uses or any other ethnobotanical uses of Dipteryx odorata?
If you know websites containing any information about Dipteryx odorata please link to them.
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Here is some basic information about Dipteryx odorata and a list of ethnobotanical uses which includes medicinal uses and other uses of Dipteryx odorata.


Dipteryx odorata basic info
Scientific Name: Dipteryx odorata (Aubl.) Willd..
Family: Leguminosae.
Genus: Dipteryx.
Common names in English: tonga-bean, tonka-bean.
Description: Dipteryx odorata is a species of flowering tree, native to Central America and northern South America. It is commonly known as "cumaru" or "kumaru". Its seeds are known as tonka beans and the tonka beans had been used as a vanilla substitute, as a perfume, and in tobacco before being banned in some countries. - for more info about Dipteryx odorata See link


Ethnobotanical and folk medicinal uses of Dipteryx odorata
*The information in this list is based on the ethnobotanical data in Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases.
Dr. Duke does not recommend using this information for self diagnosis or self medication. - See link


Dipteryx odorata in other websites
Dipteryx odorata common names, economics importance, distributional range and more in the USDA GRIN website - See link.
Search PubMed (US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health) for academic researches with the search term Dipteryx odorata - See link.
See if there is something in Youtube on the term Dipteryx odorata - See link.


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