The plant is anti-bacterial, anti-tumorous and is good for gynecological problems. It was effective for cancer patients and it could also bring down side effects of chemotherapy, minimize appetite loss and ensure fast recovery.
Scientifically, isolated studies have shown that several compounds such as the quassinoids in Simarouba has anti-tumour and anti-leukemic (against blood cancer) action.
Simarouba glauca is the scientific name of the tree, the local one being “Lakshmitaru”. The leaves are considered to be very effective in curing cancer of first and second stages, where as in later stages, improvement quality of life is what is expected.