Viscum cruciatum Sieber ex Boiss.

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

Viscum cruciatum Sieber ex Boiss.
status

 

Viscum cruciatum Sieber ex Boiss. 

Names.

Myanmar: kyibaung, taung-kyibaung. English: mistletoe.

Range.

In Europe, northern Asia, and northern Africa. In Myanmar, found in Ayeyarwady, Magway, and Shan.

Use.

Leaf: In Upper Myanmar, leaves are powdered and a paste is made for use in a local antiphylogistic application.

Notes.

In India the whole plant is used for "puss formation"; from the leaf a poultice is made for neuralgia, and ash is placed on itching skin ( Jain and DeFilipps 1991). In Indo-China young children are bathed in a decoction of the plant to treat fevers ( Perry 1980).

Reference.

Perry (1980).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Viscum