Passiflora foetida L.

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 132-133

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

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scientific name

Passiflora foetida L.
status

 

Passiflora foetida L. 

Names.

Myanmar: suka, taw-suka-ban. English: fetid passionflower, love-in-a-mist, red-fruit passionflower, running-pop, wild water-lemon.

Range.

New World tropics. Native to the West Indies and northern South America. Naturalized in Myanmar.

Uses.

Leaf: Used to treat asthma and hysteria.

Notes.

Medicinal uses of this species in India are discussed in Jain and DeFilipps (1991). The toxic properties, symptoms, treatment and beneficial uses of this plant, parts of which are poisonous, are discussed by Nellis (1997). The species has been found to contain C-glycosylflavonoids ( Mors et al. 2000).

Reference.

Nordal (1963).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Passiflora