Boehmeria nivea (L.) Gaudich.

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 163-164

publication ID

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

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scientific name

Boehmeria nivea (L.) Gaudich.
status

 

Boehmeria nivea (L.) Gaudich. 

Names.

Myanmar: ban, gon, kya-sha, lashen. English: China grass, Chinese silk plant, ramie.

Range.

Tropical Asia, where cultivated for fiber. Cultivated in Myanmar.

Use.

Root: Used as laxative.

Notes.

In India the leaf is used as a resolvent and the root as an aperient ( Jain and DeFilipps 1991). In China the plant is used as a hemostat; the leaf is astringent, used for fluxes and wounds; the root is used as an antiabortifacient, for cooling, a demulcent, diuretic, resolvent, uterosedative, for insect and snakebite, and poisoned arrow wounds. A decoction of the leaf is astringent, antihemorrhagic, diuretic, styptic, and also used for rectal prolapse, leucorrhea, urogenital inflammation, insect and snakebite, puerperal fever, erysipelas, poisoned arrow, and rheumatism ( Duke and Ayensu 1985).

Reference.

Nordal (1963).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Boehmeria