Category: fragrance agents. Recommendation for dipteryx odorata bean extract flavor usage levels up to: not for flavor use. Identity. Top of page. Preferred Scientific Name. Dipteryx odorata (Aubl.) Willd. Preferred Common Name. tonka bean. Other Scientific Names. Dipteryx odorata is a large tree endemic to South America; it is found in Brasil, Bolivia, Colombia, Guyana, French Guyana, Honduras, and Venezuela. It has a.

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Small quantities have been shipped into the United States for high-grade face veneer[ ]. Its use is banned in some countries because of the possibility that coumarins can cause health problems – see notes above on toxicity[ ].

In spite of its hypnotic fragrance, the spice does not get mentioned often in cookbooks. We are currently updating this section. Graham, Fernando Cabieses, Bernard D.

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You can translate the content of this page by selecting a diptetyx in the select box. The leaves contains salicylic, hydroxycoumaric, coumaric and ferulic acids[ ]. The species name is a Latin participle from odor scent and means scented. Plants For A Future can not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants.


An excellent, if rather terse, guide to the traditional medicinal uses of the plants of the region. Publisher Tropenbos-Guyana Programme; Georgetown, Guyana Year ISBN Description A very detailed study of the peoples and the plants they use, it includes a field guide to almost species of useful plants. The tree grows up to 25—30 meters, with a trunk of up to one meter in diameter. The wood is particularly well adapted for use in tool handles, agricultural implements, sporting goods, and other uses utilizing its high bending strength and good shock resistance qualities.

It contains information on more than 3, taxa from diptergx Americas – from Arctic regions to the Tropics. Established plants can tolerate a certain amount of drought[ ].

Year ISBN Description An extremely concise book, listing approximately 1, species and varieties of plants with their botanical name, common name in Brazil, regions in Brazil where the plant is found, a brief list of dipteryz and any medically active compounds in the plant.

For a list of references used on this page please go here A special thanks to Ken Fern for some of the information used on this page. Available for download from the Internet. Another ironical twist is that at about the same time, the comparatively low coumarin content of cassia became a regular issue of public concern, making headlines every year shortly before Christmas.

Dipteryx odorata – Useful Tropical Plants

London,p. Best sown in situ or in individual containers, since seedlings do not transplant well, fresh seed germinates in about 6 weeks[ ]. Some of this nitrogen is utilized by the growing plant but some can also be used by other plants growing nearby[ ].


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Seed – it has a very short viability and needs to be sown as soon as it is ripe[ ]. Range Northern dipterjx western S. The somewhat oily nature of the wood and its hardness allow its use for bearings, cogs, shafts, and other uses in place of lignum vitae, where friction wear is a problem.

It is said to be effective in controlling dysentery[ ]. Typically, a few beans suffice to flavour one kg of these desserts.

They are considered to be antiasthmatic, antispasmodic, cardiotonic and emmenagogue[ ]. Seed – eaten after boiling to get rid of odoraat ]. Lastly, tonka beans are sometimes suggested as a substitute for bitter almondsespecially in countries where usage of bitter almonds is restricted or prohibited by national food laws. In seed production systems, the plant density is higher and the trees are older than in timber production systems.