Helicteres isora L.

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 113

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

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scientific name

Helicteres isora L.
status

 

Helicteres isora L. 

Names.

Myanmar: thunge-che, tingkyut. English: East Indian screw tree.

Range.

Malay Archipelago. In Myanmar, found in Kachin and Taninthayi.

Uses.

Bark and Root: Stomachic. Fruit: Ingredient of a liniment.

Notes.

In India the leaf is used for stomachache; the fruit for stomach disorders and rickets in babies; the seed for stomach pain and dysentery, also the oil is massaged on body to relieve pain; the root for stomachache on sores and carbuncles (in combination with other plants), and for colic ( Jain and DeFilipps 1991). Perry (1980), in addition to Myanmar, lists the medicinal uses of the species in the Malay Peninsula, Indonesia, South China, and Taiwan.

Reference.

Perry (1980).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Helicteres