Bauhinia acuminata L.

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 79

publication ID

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

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scientific name

Bauhinia acuminata L.
status

 

Bauhinia acuminata L. 

Names.

Myanmar: mahahlega-phyu, maha-hlega-byu, palan, swe-daw. English: dwarf white bauhinia.

Range.

India, Myanmar, China, Malaysia. Widely distributed in Myanmar.

Conservation status.

Least Concern [LC] ( IUCN 2017).

Use.

Flower: Used as a laxative.

Notes.

Root extract used as a poultice.

The rhizomes and root have been used for their insecticidal properties and have shown antifungal activity as well. Chemicals found in this species have been shown to be effective in the treatment of cold, cough, and sore throat; also for cataplasm and ulcers ( Duke 2009).

Reference.

Nordal (1963).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Bauhinia