Girardinia diversifolia (Link) Friis (= G. heterophylla (Vahl) Decne.)

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 164

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scientific name

Girardinia diversifolia (Link) Friis (= G. heterophylla (Vahl) Decne.)
status

 

Girardinia diversifolia (Link) Friis (= G. heterophylla (Vahl) Decne.) 

Names.

Myanmar: gwi-lakajawng, petya, petya-gyi, sin-petya. English: Himalayan nettle.

Range.

China, Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, Sikkim, Sri Lanka; Africa, including Madagascar. Reported from Myanmar.

Uses.

Leaf: Used for headache and swollen joints, also used for fever.

Notes.

In India the leaf of this species is used for swollen joints and headache; also as a decoction for fever ( Jain and DeFilipps 1991). In China a decoction of the root and basal part of the stem of this species, mixed with wine, is drunk to "cure malignant boils"; a broth made from cooking it with pork is used as a remedy for stomachache ( Perry 1980). Medicinal uses of this species in China are also discussed in Duke and Ayensu (1985).

Reference.

Nordal (1963).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Girardinia