Ipomoea alba L. (= Ipomoea bona-nox L.)

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 54

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scientific name

Ipomoea alba L. (= Ipomoea bona-nox L.)
status

 

Ipomoea alba L. (= Ipomoea bona-nox L.) 

Names.

Myanmar: kyahin, kyan-hin pin, hla-kanin kyam (Mon), nwe-kazun-phyu. English: Indian jalap, moon flower, tropical white morning-glory, turpeth root.

Range.

Central and southern China; Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Guinea, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam; Africa; Australia; Carribbean Territories; North America; South America; amd Pacific Islands. Found growing naturally all over Myanmar; also cultivated.

Uses.

Sweet, bitter, and astringent, with heating properties; used to expel and cure flatulence disorders, as well as to treat leprosy. Whole plant: Shoots are made into a soup with chicken bones or din-gyi ( Oroxylum indicum  ) for urinary problems. The juice is consumed with milk and sugar for kidney stones. It is also used to make medicines to treat eye diseases, flatulence, and chest pain. Root: Bark from the root is crushed, mixed with milk, and taken as a laxative. A mixture of roots, ginger, and black pepper is given for leprosy, edema, and male diseases.

Notes.

The medicinal use of this species in India is discussed in Jain and DeFilipps (1991). In Indo-China an infusion of the roots and seeds is used as a purgative ( Perry 1980).

Reference.

Agricultural Corporation (1980).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Ipomoea