Paederia foetida L. (= P. scandens (Lour.) Merr.; P. tomentosa Blume)

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 150

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

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scientific name

Paederia foetida L. (= P. scandens (Lour.) Merr.; P. tomentosa Blume)
status

 

Paederia foetida L. (= P. scandens (Lour.) Merr.; P. tomentosa Blume) 

Names.

Myanmar: pe-bok-new. English: skunk vine, stink vine, stinky opal berry.

Range.

Himalayas, Central and East India; Indo-China, Malayaia. In Myanmar, found in Chin, Kachin, Mandalay, Sagaing, Shan, and Yangon.

Uses.

Whole plant: In a bath. Juice or Leaf: Used as an antirheumatic, also to treat paralysis and increase fertility.

Notes.

In China the leaves are eaten to aid digestion and the sap, or the entire plant, is used as a remedy for poisonous insect bite;. the root (boiled with pigs’ feet) is used to aid circulation and soothe articular and muscular pains in elderly people and also used as a medicine to expel gas and treat ague; utilized in epidemics and said to have great restorative power ( Perry 1980). In Japan juice from the bruised fruit is rubbed "into that portion [of the body] having cold injury"; in Indo-China the leaves are used both internally and externally to treat anuria and fever; the leaves and roots are considered to be tonic, stomachic, digestive, and aperitive and "especially are anti-inflammatory against tenesmus ( Perry 1980).

Reference.

Perry (1980).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Paederia