Smilax aspera L.

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 157

publication ID

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

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/76409A16-C940-B914-F22A-56476AB52F95

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scientific name

Smilax aspera L.
status

 

Smilax aspera L. 

Names.

English: catbrier, greenbrier.

Range.

Southern Europe to Asia in the Himalayas. In Myanmar, found in Chin, Kachin, and Shan.

Uses.

Root: Used as an emetic and diaphoretic.

Note.

In India the root is used on skin eruptions; also as a substitute for Indian sarsaparilla ( Hemidesmus  sp.) ( Jain and DeFilipps 1991).

Reference.

Nordal (1963).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Liliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Smilax