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Vateria indica


Vateria indica, the white dammar,<ref>Template:PLANTS</ref> is a species of plant in the Dipterocarpaceae family. It is endemic to India. It is threatened by habitat loss. This tree grows like a palm but has blunt thorns along its trunk.

Vateria indica flowers
Vateria indica individual flower in detail
Saplings grown in rainy season collected
Leaves of Vateria indica


The resin, also called white dammar, is extracted by scratching the tree's bark. It is used as incense in India, and as an Ayurvedic medicine.Template:Citation needed Vateria indica oil is produced from the seeds.

Chemical constituents

Some stilbenoids in resins from V. indica have been shown to have some in vitro anti-tumor effects in high doses when isolated from the plant.<ref>Template:Cite journal</ref>



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