LATIN NAME: Ailanthus Altissima
COMMON NAMES: tree of heaven, ailanthus
CHINESE NAME: chun pi
BOTANICAL INFORMATION: Ailánthus altísima is a tree in the Simaroubaceae family. The tree grows rapidly, reaching a height of 20-30 m, that's why it was called the Tree of Heaven. Leaves are alternate complex, odd-pinnate, up to 60 cm long. Flowers are same-sexed, in paniculate inflorescences up to 20 cm long. Fruit is a samara.
CHEMICAL COMPOSITION: Leaves, bark, roots and wood of Ailanthus Altissima contain the following substances:
- tannins of various nature
- simarubin lactone
- coumarin heterozide
- bitter substances
- the unique substance aylanntin
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