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Product Name:Toddaculin
Alias: 6-(3-Methyl-2-butenyl)-5,7-dimethoxy-2H-1-benzopyran-2-one
CAS NO.:4335-12-0
Molecular formula:C16H18O4
Molecular weight:274.31

Toddalia asiatica (L.) Lam. Introduction

Toddalia asiatica (L.) Lam. grows from flatlands to mountains at an altitude of 2000 meters. It is more common in secondary forests of shrubs and small trees, and climbs on other trees. It is also common in limestone mountains.

Toddalia asiatica (L.) Lam. is a tropical and subtropical woody vine, which likes dampness, avoids high temperature and cold, and has high requirements for temperature. Toddalia asiatica (L.) Lam. has well-developed root system, deep tap root, wide lateral root, strong water storage capacity, good soil fixation effect, low requirement on soil, and it can grow tenaciously in poor ridge soil. Toddalia asiatica (L.) Lam. is resistant to drought and barrenness, and has strong adaptability. It can grow normally on sandy loam, shallow and barren mountainsides or mountaintops, but it grows better on acid red loam with deep soil layers. Toddalia asiatica (L.) Lam. likes shade and humidity, but is also more drought-tolerant. It grows well in shrub forests. Toddalia asiatica (L.) Lam. is not too sensitive to temperature, but the plants cannot survive if the temperature is too low. The annual average temperature needs to reach about 20°C to meet the needs of its growth and development. Warmth helps the development of branches and leaves, and adult trees can withstand high temperatures of 46°C. The annual rainfall is required to be around 1500 mm, and the altitude is required to be around 1000 meters.

Toddalia asiatica (L.) Lam. distribution range

World distribution: East Africa, Southeast Asia, Africa, South Asia Subcontinent, Himalaya, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Tropical Asia, Subtropical Asia, Malaysia, India, Ceylon, Philippines, etc.

Distribution in China: the area to the south of the southern slope of the Qinling Mountains is limited to Xixiang County, Shaanxi Province in the north, Hainan in the south, Taiwan in the southeast, and southeast Tibet in the southwest. The distribution area can be divided into three categories: dry heat distribution area represented by Yunnan, relatively humid area represented by Guizhou and Guangxi, and humid area represented by South Fujian.

Toddalia asiatica (L.) Lam. Main value

1. Economic value

The ripe fruit tastes sweet, but the peel contains spicy ingredients. The root bark is light sulfur yellow, and soon becomes light brown when exposed to the air after peeling. The cross section of stems, branches and roots is yellow to brown. The wood is solid, the pith is small, the tube hole is medium large, and the wood rays are thin and dense. In Guilin, China, pipes made from its stems and branches are sold.

2. Medical value

The whole plant is used as a herb, and its roots are often used. It tastes bitter and numb. It is warm in nature, has small poison, promotes blood circulation and dissipates blood stasis, dispels wind and dampness, and relieves swelling and pain. It can cure cold, stomachache, intercostal neuralgia, rheumatic bone pain, traumatic injury, hemoptysis, etc.