Cryptocarya agathophylla van der Werff

Last updated: 5 May 2016

Scientific Name

Cryptocarya agathophylla van der Werff


Agathophyllum aromaticum Willd., Agathophyllum ravensara Mirb. ex Steud., Evodia aromatica (Sonn.) Pers., Evodia ravensarae Gaertn., Ravensara aromatica Sonn. [1]

Vernacular Name

English Madagascar clove nutmeg, Madagascar clove, clove nutmeg [2]

Geographical Distributions

Cryptocarya agathophylla is native to Madagascar. It is cultivated in Mauritius and Sri Lanka. [2]

Botanical Description

C. agathophylla is a plant from family Lauraceae. [1]


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Chemical Constituent

The essential oil leaves and bark from C. agathophylla is reported to contain 1,8-cineole; a-terpinene; methyl chavicol; methyl eugenol; limonene and sabinene. [3][4][5]

Plant Part Used

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Traditional Use

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Preclinical Data


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Clinical Data

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Poisonous Management

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  1. The Plant List. Cryptocarya agathophylla van der Werff. Ver 1.1. [homepage on the Internet]. c2013 [updated on 2012 March 23; cited on 2016 Apr 5]. Available from:
  2. Hanelt P, Buttner R. Manfeld’s encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops: (except ornamentals). New York: Springer Science & Business Media, 2001; p.122.
  3. Andrianoelisoa HS, Menut C, Ramanoelina P, et al. Chemical composition of essential oils from bark and leaves of individual trees of Ravensara aromatica Sonnerat. J Essent Oil Res. 2010;22(1):66-70
  4. Ramanoelina PA, Rasoarahona JRE, Gaydou EM. Chemical composition of Ravensara aromatica Sonn. leaf essential oils from Madagascar. J Essent Oil Res. 2006;18(2):215-217.
  5. Hoim Y, Hiltunen R. Chemical composition of a commercial oil of Ravensara aromatica Sonn. used in aromatherapy. J Essent Oil Res. 1999;11(6):677-678.