Garcinia xanthochymus Hook.f.

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 47

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

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scientific name

Garcinia xanthochymus Hook.f.
status

 

Garcinia xanthochymus Hook.f. 

Names.

Myanmar: daungyan, dawyan-ban, hmandaw, madaw. English: garcinia.

Range.

Western Himalayas, northern India. Widely distributed in Myanmar.

Uses.

Fruit: A preparation of the fruit is given to treat bilious conditions, diarrhea, and dysentery.

Notes.

An extract from the bark of this species was found to stimulate the growth of neurons or nerve tissues in culture studies ( Chanmahasathien et al. 2003). Research has also been conducted on the anti-inflammatory activity of the leaves, which were found to contain high levels of xanthones, reported to possess antibacterial and antimalarial properties ( Pal et al. 2005).

Reference.

Perry (1980).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Garcinia