Catunaregam spinosa (Thunb.) Tirveng. (= Randia spinosa (Thunb.) Poir.)

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 148

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scientific name

Catunaregam spinosa (Thunb.) Tirveng. (= Randia spinosa (Thunb.) Poir.)
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Catunaregam spinosa (Thunb.) Tirveng. (= Randia spinosa (Thunb.) Poir.) 

Names.

Myanmar: tha-min-sa-hpru-thi. English: common emetic nut, emetic nut.

Range.

Found from India to South China, south into southeastern Asia.

Uses.

Fruit: Used as an emetic. Bark: Used to treat fever.

Notes.

In China the root and fruit are considered emetic; on the Malay Peninsula the pericarps are used in a wash, the leaves pounded with sugar or molasses are used as an effective application for swellings, the inside of the fruit is rubbed on exposed parts of the body to ward off leeches, and the drug is put into a hot bath to treat mosquito and other bites; and in Indo-China a tea-like infusion of the bark is used to regulate menses, and water in which fruits are crushed is used to get eliminate leeches or worms if spread on the soil ( Perry 1980).

Experiments have shown that the alcoholic extract contains unidentified water-soluble fatty acids, essential oil, green coloring matter, an acid saponin, and an acid resin; also, that the pharmacologically active constituent is a neutral saponin ( Perry 1980).

Reference.

Perry (1980).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Catunaregam