Ichnocarpus frutescens (L.) W.T. Aiton

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 12-13

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

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scientific name

Ichnocarpus frutescens (L.) W.T. Aiton
status

 

Ichnocarpus frutescens (L.) W.T. Aiton 

Names.

Myanmar: taw-sabe, twinnet, twinnet-kado. English: black creeper, kalisar, red sarsaparilla, sariva, sarsaparilla.

Range.

China, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Guinea, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam; also Australia. In Myanmar, found in Bago, Sagaing, Shan, Taninthayi, and Yangon.

Uses.

Leaf: Antipyretic. Root: Tonic.

Notes.

The medicinal uses of this species in India are discussed in Jain and DeFilipps (1991). Some of the uses follow: The bark is used for bleeding gums; the leaf for fever and headache. The root is used to purify blood; also to treat coughs (with linseed), haematuria, convulsions, night blindness, and ulcers on the tongue (with roots of Michelia champaca  or Celastrus  species) and palate; additionally, to treat sunstroke, atrophy, cachexy, enlarged spleen, sores, syphilis, dysentery, cholera, animal bites (with other plants), and smallpox.

References.

Nordal (1963), Forest Department (1999).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Ichnocarpus