Asparagus filicinus Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 21

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

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scientific name

Asparagus filicinus Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don
status

 

Asparagus filicinus Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don 

Names.

Myanmar: ka-nyut. English: fern asparagus.

Range.

India and China. In Myanmar, found in Chin, Kachin, Magway, Mandalay, Sagaing, and Shan.

Conservation status.

Data Deficient [DD] ( IUCN 2017).

Uses.

Root: Used as diuretic and anthelmintic.

Notes.

In India the root is used as an astringent and tonic ( Jain and DeFilipps 1991). In China the root is used as an antipyretic, bechic, diuretic, expectorant, nervine, stimulant, and tonic; also for constipation, cough, hemoptysis, dry throat, pertussis (Yunnan); and cooked with pork for a tonic ( Duke and Ayensu 1985). Perry (1980) notes the medicinal use of this species in Yunnan. She also states that the species has uses similar to A. cochinchinensis  .

Reference.

Nordal (1963).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Liliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Asparagus