Compilation of herbal plants (description, geographical distribution, taxonomy, line drawings), biodiversity and herbarium.

Read More
Research & Publication

Description of herbal and T&CM research, searchable publication and process from medicinal plant discovery to clinical trial in producing a high-quality registered herbal drug.

Read More
Traditional & Complementary Medicine (T&CM)


Definition and description of therapies, policy, training and education, research in the practise of (T&CM) and integrated medicine system.           

Read More


News Update

Announcement & Advertisement

Forthcoming Events

4th International Conference on Natural Products and Medicinal Plants Research

From Fri, 25. September 2020 Until Sat, 26. September 2020

15th International Conference on Frontiers in Alternative & Traditional Medicine

From Fri, 25. September 2020 Until Sat, 26. September 2020

International Congress on Drug Delivery

From Mon, 5. October 2020 Until Tue, 6. October 2020

Global Pharmaceutical and Pharma Industry Conference

From Mon, 12. October 2020 Until Tue, 13. October 2020

14th International Conference on Pharmaceutics and Drug Safety

From Wed, 21. October 2020 Until Thu, 22. October 2020

Aglaia odorata Lour.

Aglaia odorata Lour.




Aglaia chaudocensis Pierre, Aglaia duperreana Pierre, Aglaia oblanceolata Craib.

Vernacular Names

Malaysia Me shui Ian (Chinese, Peninsular), chulan, pokok telur belangkas (Peninsular).
English Chinese rice-flower
Indonesia Pacar cina (Sumatra, Java), bunga maniran (Kalimantan), pacar culam (Java, Moluccas).
Philippines Cinamomo (Sp), sinamomong-sunsong (Tagalog).
Burma(Myanmar) Thanat-ka-wa.
Cambodia Trayang.
Laos 'Khai1pou.
Thailand Homklai (Peninsular), khayong (Northern), prayong (Central).
Vietnam Ng[aa]u, boa ng[aa]u.

Geographical Distributions

Its distribution is throughout Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Vietnam, Hainan (China) and Thailand; possibly in Laos and the Moluccas. It is also cultivated in India, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra and Java.


This is a shrub or small tree that can reach up to 10 m tall.

The leaflets are 3-5(-7), opposite and with 5-9 pairs of secondary veins. They are usually smooth and hairless or occasionally with few yellowish-brown stellate scales with a fringed margin below.

The flowers are 5-merous, 5 anthers, style-head ovoid or narrowly ovoid, longitudinally ridged and with 2 small apical lobes.

The fruit is indehiscent with 1-locular.

Ecology / Cultivation

A. odorata occurs scattered but is common and found in evergreen primary and secondary forest, sometimes along the coast, up to 700 m altitude.

Line Drawing / Photograph


Read More

  1) Safety


  1. Plant Resources of South-East Asia No.12(3): Medicinal and poisonous plants 3.

Explore Further

Consumer Data

Consumer data including medicinal herbs, dietary supplement monographs, health condition monographs and interactions and depletions.                                    

Read More
Professional Data

Professional data organized into medicinal herbs, dietary supplement monographs, health condition monographs, T&CM herbs, formulas, health conditions, interactions and depletions.

Read More
International Data

We offer International linkages to provide extensive content pertaining to many facets of T&CM as well as Integrated Medicine. Please register for access.    

Read More