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Catalogue Number DBN 4754
Artefact DescriptionCopal resin. Vateria indica is an important source of oleoresin. An essential oil is made upon distillation, it is used in the manufacture of paint, varnish, incense and to caulk boats. The resin is also used medicinally to treat inflammations, infections, digestive system disorders, genitourinary system disorders and skin/subcutaneous cellular tissue disorders.
TaxonDIPTEROCARPACEAE Vateria indica
TDWG ContinentAfrica
TDWG RegionEast Tropical Africa
TDWG Botanical CountryUganda
TDWG UseMaterials - Resin