Persicaria pulchra (Blume) Sojak (= Polygonum pulchrum Blume)

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 143

publication ID

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

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scientific name

Persicaria pulchra (Blume) Sojak (= Polygonum pulchrum Blume)
status

 

Persicaria pulchra (Blume) Sojak (= Polygonum pulchrum Blume) 

Names.

Myanmar: mahaga-kyansit. English: curltop ladysthumb, curlytop knotweed, curlytop smartweed, dock-leaf smartweed, nodding smartweed, pale smartweed, smartweed.

Range.

China, Taiwan, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand; and Australia. In Myanmar found in Mandalay and Yangon.

Use.

Root: A decoction is used for stomach problems in children.

Note.

On the Malay Peninsula the leaves are used as tonic ( Perry 1980).

Reference.

Perry (1980).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Persicaria