Capparis zeylanica L.

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 41-42

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/phytokeys.102.24380

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scientific name

Capparis zeylanica L.
status

 

Capparis zeylanica L. 

Names.

Myanmar: mai-nam-lawt, mani-thanl-yet, nwamni-than-lyet. English: Ceylon caper.

Range.

India to Indo-China, East Java, the Lesser Sunda Islands, and the Philippines. In Myanmar, found in Magway, Mandalay and Shan.

Uses.

Bark: Used to treat cholera. Leaf: Used as a counter-irritant. Root: Applied to sores. Root Bark: Used to as a stomachic.

Notes.

In the Philippines the leaves are used as a counter-irritant; additionally, the leaves (rubbed with salt and sometimes pounded) are used on the forehead and/or the temples as a remedy for headache. In Indo-China the plant is used for the same stimulant properties as the Cruciferae  , also used as an antiscorbutic and for gastritis ( Perry 1980).

Reported constituents include alkaloid, phytosterol, mucilaginous substance, and water-soluble acid ( Perry 1980).

Reference.

Perry (1980).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Capparis