Nicandra physalodes (L.) Gaertn.

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 161

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

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scientific name

Nicandra physalodes (L.) Gaertn.
status

 

Nicandra physalodes (L.) Gaertn. 

Names.

English: apple of Peru, nicandra, shoo-fly plant.

Range.

Native to Peru; naturalized elsewhere. Escaped in United States and American tropics, often weedy. In Myanmar, found in Mandalay and Shan.

Use.

Seed: Used for fumigation of toothache.

Notes.

In India the whole plant is used as a diuretic ( Jain and DeFilipps 1991). Medicinal uses reported for this species include: Diuretic and mydriatic (research has shown chemicals found in plant effective for this ailment); also poison, pediculicide, insecticide, and vermifuge ( Duke 2009).

Reference.

Nordal (1963).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Nicandra