Persicaria chinensis (L.) H.Gross (= Polygonum chinense L.)

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 143

publication ID

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

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scientific name

Persicaria chinensis (L.) H.Gross (= Polygonum chinense L.)
status

 

Persicaria chinensis (L.) H.Gross (= Polygonum chinense L.) 

Names.

Myanmar: boktaung, wetkyein, maha-gar-kyan-sit.English: Chinese knotweed, Chinese smartweed.

Range.

North temperate. Found in China, Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Sikkim, Thailand, and Vietnam. In Myanmar found in Ayeyarwady, Bago, Kachin, Mandalay, and Yangon.

Use.

Whole plant: Used as an antiscorbutic.

Note.

Medicinal uses of this species in China are discussed in Duke and Ayensu (1985).

Reference.

Nordal (1963).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Persicaria