Senna siamea (Lam.) H.S. Irwin & Barneby (= Cassia siamea Lam.)

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 90

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

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scientific name

Senna siamea (Lam.) H.S. Irwin & Barneby (= Cassia siamea Lam.)
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Senna siamea (Lam.) H.S. Irwin & Barneby (= Cassia siamea Lam.) 

Names.

Myanmar: mai-mye-sili, mejari, mezali, taw-mezali. English: kassod tree, Siamese cassia.

Range.

Southeast Asia and East Indies. Widely distributed in Myanmar.

Uses.

Leaf, Flower, Fruit: Made into a soup which is drunk as a tonic and to relieve stomach pains.

Notes.

In Indonesia a decoction of the young leaves is used to treat malaria. In a number of Asian countries, stem wood is an ingredient in recipes used to make a decoction to treat liver trouble, urticaria (nettle rash), loss of appetite from gastrointestinal trouble, and rhinitis ( Perry 1980).

Chemical research has revealed the presence of a poisonous alkaloid ( Perry 1980).

References.

Perry (1980), Forest Department (1999).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Senna