Nymphaea rubra Roxb. ex Andrews

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 130

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

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scientific name

Nymphaea rubra Roxb. ex Andrews
status

 

Nymphaea rubra Roxb. ex Andrews 

Names.

Myanmar: kya-ni. English: Indian red water-lily.

Range.

Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam. Common in warmer parts of Myanmar.

Conservation status.

Least Concern [LC] ( IUCN 2017).

Uses.

Flower: Used as a blood purifier and febrifuge.

Notes.

The medicinal uses of this species in India are discussed in Jain and DeFilipps (1991) as follows: The flower is decocted and used for heart palpitations; the rootstock is powdered and used for piles, diarrhea, and dyspepsia. Perry (1980) discusses the uses of Nymphaea  species in Indo-China and the Philippines.

Reference.

Nordal (1963).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Nymphaea