Thunbergia laurifolia Lindl.

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 3

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Thunbergia laurifolia Lindl.


Thunbergia laurifolia Lindl. 


Myanmar: kyi-kan-hnok-thi, kyini-nwe, new-nyo, pan-ye-sut-nwe. English: laurel clock vine, laurel-leaved clockvine, laurel-leaved thunbergia, purple allamanda.


Southeast Asia. In Myanmar, found in Bago, Kachin, Mandalay, and Yangon.


Flower: Said to be a good medicine for the eyes.


In India leaf juice is placed in the ear to treat deafness and is drunk for menorrhagia ( Jain and DeFilipps 1991). In China the leaves are used as a remedy for excessive mensus and are also applied to wounds and ulcers. On the Malay Peninsula juice from crushed leaves is taken and used in a poultice applied to cuts and boils; the juice is also put in the ear to treat deafness ( Perry 1980).


Perry (1980).