Dimocarpus longan Lour. (= Euphoria longana Lam.)

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 155

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

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scientific name

Dimocarpus longan Lour. (= Euphoria longana Lam.)
status

 

Dimocarpus longan Lour. (= Euphoria longana Lam.) 

Names.

Myanmar: ga-naing-gyo, longan, taw-kyetmauk, taw-longan, tayok-kyetmauk. English: eyeball tree, logan.

Range.

East Asia; cultivated elsewhere. In Myanmar, found in Bago, Mandalay, Mon, and Shan.

Conservation status.

Lower Risk/near threatened [NT] ( IUCN 2017).

Use.

Fruit: Used as a brain stimulant.

Notes.

In China the fleshy part of the fruit is used as a nutrient-roborant, benefiting the spleen, heart, kidneys, lungs, and mental faculties, and is also employed as an antidote and anthelmintic; the powdered kernel is used as a styptic ( Perry 1980). In Indo-China the seed as an alexiteric, and oil from the seed is used on snakebites;. an infusion of dried flowers is used for kidney trouble and leucorrhea, that of the sliced roots to treat gonorrhea and glycosuria; the fresh dried aril is licked to stop hiccups ( Perry 1980).

Reference.

Nordal (1963).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Dimocarpus