Cissampelos pareira L.

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 120

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

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scientific name

Cissampelos pareira L.
status

 

Cissampelos pareira L. 

Names.

Myanmar: kywet-nabaung. English: false pareira brava, velvet leaf.

Range.

Pantropic, especially India and Pakistan. In Myanmar, found in Chin, Kachin, Sagaing, and Taninthayi.

Uses.

Whole plant: A paste is made and applied locally to treat inflammatory conditions of the eye. Leaf: Used for cooling. Root: used as a febrifuge, diuretic, tonic, stomachic, and in prolapsus uteri.

Notes.

In Indo-China a decoction of the roots is used for colic and blennorrhea; in the Philippines leaves are antiscabious, also applied to snakebites; a decoction of the roots is diuretic, lithontriptic, pectoral, febrifuge, diaphoretic, emmanagogue, tonic, and sedative; roots are chewed and juice swallowed for abdominal pains and dysentery ( Perry 1980). The medicinal uses of this species in India are discussed in Jain and DeFilipps (1991). Medicinal uses of the species in China are discussed in Duke and Ayensu (1985).

The chemical composition of the species includes alkaloids, hayatine, hayatinine, quecitol, and sterol Perry (1980).

References.

Nordal (1963), Perry (1980).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Cissampelos