Vaccaria hispanica (Mill.) Rauschert (= Saponaria vaccaria L.)

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 44

publication ID

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

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/0223E15B-574C-7B1B-BDDA-7925F4BA224C

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scientific name

Vaccaria hispanica (Mill.) Rauschert (= Saponaria vaccaria L.)
status

 

Vaccaria hispanica (Mill.) Rauschert (= Saponaria vaccaria L.) 

Names.

English: cowcockle, cowherb, cow soapwort.

Range.

Asia and Europe.

Use.

Leaf: Used to treat skin diseases.

Notes.

In China the fruits and seeds are considered to be vulnerary, discutient, styptic; anodyne to treat cuts, to draw thorns from wounds, to apply to boils and scabies; and, used internally, a galactagogue. The shoot, leaves, flowers, and root have the same properties as the seeds ( Perry 1980).

Reported constituents as of the seeds include saponin and a carbohydrate, lactosin ( Perry 1980).

Reference.

Nordal (1963).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Vaccaria