Glycosmis pentaphylla (Retz.) A. DC.

Glycosmis pentaphylla (Retz.) A. DC.

Local Name:  Fatik.

Synonyms:  Ashshaora, datmajan, matmali, ban jamin, aidali.

Scientific Name: Glycosmis pentaphylla (Retz.) A. DC.

Family: Rutaceae.

Duration: Parennial.

Growth Habit: Shurb.

Taxonomic Hierarchy:

KingdomPlantae – Plants
 SubkingdomTracheobionta – Vascular plants
 SuperdivisionSpermatophyta – Seed plants
 DivisionMagnoliophyta – Flowering plants
 ClassMagnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
 FamilyRutaceae – Rue family
 GenusGlycosmis Correa – glycosmis
 SpeciesGlycosmis pentaphylla (Retz.) A. DC.
Images of the Plant part:
Glycosmis pentaphylla (Retz.) A. DC-fatik-

Plant Descrition:

Shrubs, and trees with glandular punctate, commonly strongly smelling. Leaves are alternate or opposite, simple or palmately or pinnately compound. Flowers are often sweet-scented, nearly always bisexual, and are actinomorphic or sometimes zygomorphic. Fruit is variable. Common in marginal land.

Chemical constituents:

Air dried plant material yielded two furoquinoline bases, kokusaginine and skimmianine. Stems contain arborinine; other minor alkaloids also occur in this plant. Other alkaloids reported from the leaves include glycosine, arborine, glycosminine, arborinine (major), glycosamine, glycorine, glycosmicine and γ-fagarine. 

Used Plant part:

Generally leaf, stem and fruits are used. But only leaves are used in fever.

Common use of the plant:

• Cough.
• Rheumatism,
• Anaemia.
• Jaundice.
• Ascaris.
• Fever.
• Liver complaints.
• Eczema.
• Skin affections.
• Fever.

 Local Use of the study:

  • Fever

 Diagnosis of the disease:

Characterized by raise in body temperature.


Fatik leaves are collected from the plant. Then they are crushed to juice by mortal pastel .Then the filtered juice residue mixed up with sugar served in a prescribed manner.


Fatik leaves juice with sugar  3-4 tea spoons, 3-4 time daily, for one weak taken orally.

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