Ipomoea pes-caprae (L.) R.Br.

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 55-56

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scientific name

Ipomoea pes-caprae (L.) R.Br.
status

 

Ipomoea pes-caprae (L.) R.Br. 

Names.

Myanmar: pinle-kazun. English: beach morning glory, goat’s foot creeper.

Range.

Pantropical; seashores. In Myanmar, found in Ayeyarwady, Bago, Rakhine, Taninthayi, and Yangon.

Uses.

Leaf: Serves as a laxative and emetic. Decocted leaves are applied as a poultice to treat colic.

Notes.

The medicinal uses of this species in India are discussed in Jain and DeFilipps (1991). Indigenous medicinal uses of this species in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands (India) are described by Dagar and Singh (1999). Medicinal uses of the species in Indo-China, the Malay Peninsula, Indonesia, the northwestern Solomon Islands, Palau, New Guinea, and the Philippines are covered in Perry (1980).

No alkaloids were found, but there was 1.2% resin content. Magnesium, potassium, iron, and calcium were found in the ash. A volatile oil was also found (0.048%) ( Perry 1980).

References.

Nordal (1963), Perry (1980).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Ipomoea