Acanthus ilicifolius L.

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 2

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

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scientific name

Acanthus ilicifolius L.
status

 

Acanthus ilicifolius L. 

Names.

Myanmar: kaya-chon, kha-yar, kha-yar-chon. English: holly-leaved acanthus, sea holly.

Range.

India to Polynesia and Australia. In Myanmar, found in Ayarwady, Rakhine, Taninthayi, and Yangon.

Conservation status.

Least Concern [LC] ( IUCN 2017).

Uses.

Shoot: Used to treat snakebite. Leaf: Used for rheumatism.

Notes.

The medicinal uses of this species in India are discussed in Jain and DeFilipps (1991) as follows: Stem- anti-cancer; root- also anti-cancer, and for chronic fever. Perry (1980) discusses the medicinal uses of the species in China, Indo-China, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

Reference.

Perry (1980).