Litchi chinensis Sonn.

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 155

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scientific name

Litchi chinensis Sonn.
status

 

Litchi chinensis Sonn. 

Names.

Myanmar: kyetmauk, tayok-zi, wa-mayar.English: leechee, litchi, litchi nut, lychee.

Range.

South China, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Philippines. Cultivated in Myanmar.

Uses.

Fruit: Heart, brain, and liver tonic. Also used as antidote in opium poisoning.

Notes.

Medicinal uses of this species in India are discussed in Jain and DeFilipps (1991). Medicinal uses of this species in China are discussed by Duke and Ayensu (1985). Litchi chinensis  is reported to be used as a tonic, analgesic, anodyne, antitussive, and astringent; also for thirst, stomachache, adenopathy, anemia, angina, cancer, colic, diarrhea, eruptions, flux, gastralgia, gastritis, hernia, intestinal problems, neuralgia, orchitis, quinsy, smallpox, and tumor ( Duke 2009).

Reference.

Nordal (1963).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Litchi