Volkameria inermis L. (= Clerodendrum inerme (L.) Gaertn.)

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

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

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scientific name

Volkameria inermis L. (= Clerodendrum inerme (L.) Gaertn.)
status

 

Volkameria inermis L. (= Clerodendrum inerme (L.) Gaertn.) 

Names.

Myanmar: kywe-yan-nge, pinle-kyauk-pan. English: garden quinine, glory bower.

Range.

Seacoast. South and southeastern Asia, Australia, and Pacific Islands. Cultivated in Myanmar.

Uses.

Leaf and Root: Used in fumigation after childbirth and for asthma and fever; also for scrofulous and venereal infections.

Notes.

In India the fruit is used for infertility; the root for venereal disease ( Jain and DeFilipps 1991). In China the leaf is used as a depurative, a wash for skin diseases, and as a decoction for beri-beri; the seed is employed as an antidote for poisonous fish, crabs, etc. The plant is used in Guam and Samoa for fever, headache, hematemesis, pneumonia, stomachache, and wounds; and in the Solomon Islands, fumes from the steaming leaves are used to treat eye ailments, including blindness. Elsewhere the species is used for opthalmia and rheumatism ( Duke and Ayensu 1985). Medicinal uses of this species in South China, Taiwan, Palau, Indonesia, the Philippines, and the Solomon Islands are discussed in Perry (1980).

The leaves contain an alkaloid-like compound, sterols, an aliphatic alcohol, an aliphatic ketone with glucose, fructose, sacccharose, resin, and gum ( Duke and Ayensu 1985).

References.

Nordal (1963), Perry (1980).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Volkameria