Morinda angustifolia Roxb.

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 149

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

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scientific name

Morinda angustifolia Roxb.
status

 

Morinda angustifolia Roxb. 

Names.

Myanmar: nlung, latloot, hla ponyork. English: morinda.

Range.

China, India, Myanmar, and Sri Lanka. In Myanmar, found growing naturally all over the country but especially in Upper and Lower Myanmar.

Uses.

Leaf: Eating boiled leaves with a dip can help eliminate gas and cure stomachaches, burning sensation in the mouth, irregularity in bile, and high blood pressure. Eating the leaves boiled together with the nga-mway-toh ( Mastacembelus armatus  ) fish will cure diarrhea. New mothers eating the leaves in a salad will be cured of blocked mammary glands, drying up of breast milk, aches and pains in the pelvic area, twisting pain in the abdomen, and nosebleeds. Eating the leaves in a soup with the leaves of dant-dalun ( Moringa oleifera  ) will cure heart disease, hemorrhaging of blood, and diabetes. Fruit: Beaten and taken with honey will cure coughs and asthma. Eaten with jaggery will cure indigestion. Boiled young fruit and eaten in a salad will cure shooting or dull pains in the stomach due to gas, and hypertension.

References.

Agricultural Corporation (1980), Forest Department (1999).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Morinda