Kleinhovia hospita L.

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 115

publication ID

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

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Kleinhovia hospita L.
status

 

Kleinhovia hospita L. 

Names.

Myanmar: o-dein, pashu-phet-wun. English: guest tree.

Range.

Tropical Asia, tropical eastern Africa, and Australia. Cultivated in Myanmar.

Use.

Seed: Used to treat dysentery.

Notes.

In the Philippines a decoction of the leaves of this species provides a treatment for scabies, and also locally for all forms of dermatisis ( Perry 1980).

The species contains prussic acid, a triterpinoid, and an essential oil ( Perry 1980). The chemical betulin, extracted from the fruit, has been found to be an anti-carcinomic, anti-feedant, anti-flu, anti-HIV, anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor, anti-viral, cytotoxic, hypolipemic, a prostaglandin-synthesis inhibitor, and topoisomerase-I-inhibitor ( Duke 2009).

Reference.

Nordal (1963).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Kleinhovia