Schleichera oleosa (Lour.) Merr.

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 156

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scientific name

Schleichera oleosa (Lour.) Merr.
status

 

Schleichera oleosa (Lour.) Merr. 

Names.

Myanmar: gyo, mai-hkao, mai-kyang, thakabti, yun-ha. English: Ceylon oak, gum-lac, lac tree.

Range.

Widespread from tropical and subtropical Asia to Australia. Widely distributed in Myanmar.

Uses.

Bark: An astringent. Seed: Oil a hair growth promoter.

Notes.

In Indo-China, used in a maceration or infusion, the bark is said to be anti-malarial; also used as a dressing for adenitis and immature boils, and made into a paste with rice water and powdered gypsum for spreading on lesions ( Perry 1980). In Indonesia the bark is used as a for itch, wounds, and as a stimulating agent for cleansing the scalp and promoting hair growth ( Perry 1980).

The seeds are more than half oil, in which a small part of prussic acid is found ( Perry 1980).

Reference.

Perry (1980).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Schleichera