Phyllodium pulchellum (L.) Desv. (= Desmodium pulchellum (L.) Benth.)

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 88

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scientific name

Phyllodium pulchellum (L.) Desv. (= Desmodium pulchellum (L.) Benth.)
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Phyllodium pulchellum (L.) Desv. (= Desmodium pulchellum (L.) Benth.) 

Names.

Myanmar: bahon, pan-letwa, se-leik-pya, tabyetse, taung-damin. English: tick clover, tick trefoil.

Range.

China, Japan, Taiwan; India, Nepal, Sri Lanka; Indo-China; Malesia; Australia. Widely distributed in Myanmar.

Conservation status.

Least Concern [LC] ( IUCN 2017).

Uses.

Bark: Used as an astringent and in eye diseases.

Notes.

In China the root is used for burning sensation in the abdomen ( Duke and Ayensu 1985). In South China the plant is used to for rheumatic fever, convulsion in infants, and to treat rheumatism, toothache, dissolve blood clots, "build new red blood cells", and aid digestion; on the Malay Peninsula, a decoction of the roots is used as a post partum protective medicine; and in Indonesia and the Philippines, the leaves are applied to pocks and ulcers ( Perry 1980).

Reference.

Nordal (1963).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Phyllodium