Indian Kadam Attar has a woody floral and very oriental character as well as has a gentle, soft and sweet aroma. The attar is steam distilled from Kadam flower that blooms at night between 3am and 6am and gives an exotic fragrance unlike any other flower.
Kadamba is stated to be one of the most frequently planted trees in the tropics. A yellow dye is obtained from the root bark. Kadamba flowers are an important raw material in the production of attar , which is Indian perfume with sandalwood base in which one of the essences is absorbed through hydro-distillation. The flowers exhibit slight anti-implantation activity in test animals. Kadamba extracts exhibit nematicidal effects on Meloidogyne incognita. The dried bark is used to relieve fever and as a tonic. An extract of the leaves serves as a mouth gargle.