Memecylon edule Roxb.

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 117-118

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

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scientific name

Memecylon edule Roxb.
status

 

Memecylon edule Roxb. 

Names.

Myanmar: byin-gale, lee-ko-kee, me-byaung, miat, mi-nauk. English: ironwood tree.

Range.

Tropical India. In Myanmar, found in Kayin, Rakhine, Taninthayi, Yangon.

Uses.

Bark: Used in a fomentation. Leaf: Astringent.

Notes.

In Indo-China an infusion of the bark and leaves is used to treat fever; in India a decoction of the roots is used as an emmenagogue, and an infusion of the leaves is astringent and used to treat ophthalmia ( Khare 2007). The leaves have strong anti-inflamatory and analgesic properties ( Nualkaew et al. 2009).

Reference.

Perry (1980).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Memecylon