Coriaria nepalensis Wall.

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 56

publication ID

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

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/39598A54-EDD3-AF13-DB66-C81BD7D74C40

treatment provided by

PhytoKeys by Pensoft

scientific name

Coriaria nepalensis Wall.
status

 

Coriaria nepalensis Wall. 

Name.

English: mussoorie berry.

Range.

China, Bhutan, India, Kashmir, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan. In Myannmar, found in Kachin and Shan.

Uses.

Leaf: Laxative (poisonous).

Notes.

Species belonging to the genus Coriaria  have little or no medicinal value in East and Southeast Asia, but both the leaves and fruit are poisonous; and, since the fruits are attractive, children are poisoned by eating them ( Perry 1980).

Reported chemical constituents of the seeds include tutin, pseudotutin, and coriamyrtin. Coriamyrtin is considered to be "a violent convulsive poison" ( Perry 1980).

Reference.

Nordal (1963).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Coriaria