Carissa spinarum L. (= Carissa spinarum Lodd. ex A.DC.)

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 11

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

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scientific name

Carissa spinarum L. (= Carissa spinarum Lodd. ex A.DC.)
status

 

Carissa spinarum L. (= Carissa spinarum Lodd. ex A.DC.) 

Names.

Myanmar: khan, khanzat, taw-khan-pin. English: natal plum.

Range.

India and Sri Lanka to Myanmar. Cultivated in Myanmar.

Uses.

Root: Used as antiseptic and purgative.

Notes.

In India the root is an ingredient of purgatives ( Jain and DeFilipps 1991).

A tribe in India grinds the roots and uses them in combination with the roots of some other medicinal plants to treat rheumatism. The roots are also a strong purgative (a large dose may prove fatal). Additionally, roughly ground root powder is mixed with water and poured into holes of snakes to serve as a repellant ( Parmar and Kaushal 1982).

Reference.

Nordal (1963).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Carissa