Smilax guianensis Vitman (= S. macrophylla Willd.)

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 158

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

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scientific name

Smilax guianensis Vitman (= S. macrophylla Willd.)
status

 

Smilax guianensis Vitman (= S. macrophylla Willd.) 

Names.

Myanmar: katcho, ku-ku. English: wild sarsaparilla.

Range.

Throughout India, Myanmar, Malaya, and Sri Lanka.

Uses.

Root: Used as an emetic and diaphoretic; also to treat venereal disease.

Notes.

In India and Nepal, the root is used as a substitute for sarsaparilla in the treatment of syphilis and gonorrhea. Also, a decoction of the root is given for swellings, abscesses, and boils ( Nadkarni 1976).

Reference.

Nordal (1963).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Liliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Smilax