Dracaena angustifolia (Medik.) Roxb.

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 22

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

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scientific name

Dracaena angustifolia (Medik.) Roxb.
status

 

Dracaena angustifolia (Medik.) Roxb. 

Names.

Myanmar: dan-la-ku, dandagu, dantalet.

Range.

India and South China to the Solomon Islands. In Myanmar, found in Mandalay, Mon, and Sagaing.

Use.

Leaf: Used as a blood purifier.

Notes.

In the Philippines the roots are chewed, and the saliva swallowed as a remedy for centipede bites; additionally, a decoction of the roots is ingested to treat stomach problems. In the older literature, the medicinal uses of this species are listed as follows: A decoction of the leaves is ingested to treat dysentery, leucorrhea, and blennorrhea; also considered to be a galactagogue. A decoction of the roots along with Tectaria crenata  ( Aspidium repandum  ) is taken twice a day for a week to treat gonorrhea ( Perry 1980).

Reference.

Nordal (1963).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Reptilia

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Dracaena