Rhus chinensis Mill. (= Rhus semialata Murray)

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 6

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scientific name

Rhus chinensis Mill. (= Rhus semialata Murray)
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Rhus chinensis Mill. (= Rhus semialata Murray) 

Names.

Myanmar: chying-ma, mai-kokkyi, mai-kokkyin. English: nutgall tree.

Range.

Temperate eastern Asia. In Myanmar, found in Chin, Kachin, Mandalay, Mon, Sagaing, and Shan.

Uses.

Fruit: Used to treat colic. Galls: Used as astringent.

Notes.

In India the flower buds are used for diarrhea; the fruit for stomachache; and the seed for stomachache and as a purgative, also on skin diseases ( Jain and DeFilipps 1991). Duke and Ayensu (1985) discuss the uses of the the bark, leaf, and root bark of this species in China, as well as those of the whole plant.

The chemical constituents of the species include gallic acid and penta-m-digalloyl-beta-glucose ( Duke and Ayensu 1985).

Reference.

Nordal (1963).