The White cedar (Melia azedarach) belongs to Meliaceae (the Mahogany family). It is a tall deciduous tree that is distributed westward from the Izu Peninsula of Honshu to Shikoku, Kyushu in Japan, as well as Taiwan, the Korean Peninsula, China and Asia, northern and east Australia. This tall tree grows in the coastal areas and can reach 5-15 m in height. The leaves are 2-3 imparipinnate and alternate. Numerous small lilac flowers come on the axillary cymes from May to June. The fruits are drupes, ripen yellow in October to December. This trees are planted in parks or roadsides, the timbers are used for architectures or furnitures and the fruits and barks are used for medicines. In Taiwanese Chinese, it is called "楝", while in Chinese it is called "楝" (lian).