Pothos scandens L.

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 17-18

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

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scientific name

Pothos scandens L.
status

 

Pothos scandens L. 

Names.

Myanmar: pein-gya. English: pothos.

Range.

Widespread from Madagascar, through India and the Himalayas to southwestern China, south through Indochina; also in Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo, and the Philippines. In Myanmar, found in Shan, Taninthayi, and Yangon.

Use.

Leaf: Used as antiasthmatic.

Notes.

The medicinal uses of this species in India are discussed in Jain and DeFilipps (1991) as follows: The root is fried in oil and applied on abscesses; the stem is smoked with camphor to treat asthma; and the leaf is powdered and used on smallpox pustules and fractures.

Reference.

Nordal (1963).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Liliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Pothos