Toona sureni (Blume) Merr.

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 119

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scientific name

Toona sureni (Blume) Merr.
status

 

Toona sureni (Blume) Merr. 

Names.

Myanmar: kashit-ka, latsai, mai-yum, taung-tama, thit-kado. English: Australian red cedar, moulmein cedar, red cedar.

Range.

India and Indo-China south to Southeast Asia. In Myanmar, found in Bago, Mandalay, Shan, and Yangon.

Use.

Bark: Used as a strong astringent.

Notes.

In India the bark is applied externally to ulcers, used for chronic infantile dysentery, antiperient, tonic, and astringent; the flower is used as an enmenagogue ( Jain and DeFilipps 1991). In Indo-China the bark is considered to be tonic, antiperiodic, and antirheumatic; in Indonesia the bark of the red form is used as an astringent and tonic, considered good for treating chronic diarrhea, dysentery, and other intestinal problems ( Perry 1980).

An extract of the leaves has antibiotic activity against Staphylococcus  ; leaf tips and Curcuma  are applied to swellings ( Perry 1980).

Reference.

Perry (1980).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Toona