Enydra fluctuans Lour.

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 28-29

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

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scientific name

Enydra fluctuans Lour.
status

 

Enydra fluctuans Lour. 

Names.

Myanmar: kana-hpaw. English: marsh herb, water cress.

Range.

Occurs in both hemispheres from the Philippines, Indochina, and tropical Africa to Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Peru, Ecuador and Columbia. Introduced into Mexico. Found growing naturally at freshwater edges throughout Myanmar, except in very cold areas.

Conservation status.

Least Concern [LC] ( IUCN 2017).

Uses.

Whole plant: All parts are used, but particularly the leaves. For edema, the plant’s five parts are boiled and eaten. The juice is given for pox-like diseases, skin problems, and disorders of the marrow and synovial fluids. A mixture of the juice with honey is taken for smallpox. To alleviate weak liver, the broth from the whole plant boiled together with rice, water, mustard oil, and a bit of salt is ingested. Leaf: Used in a steam bath. Preparations made from the leaves are also given for leprous sores, other skin disorders, coughing, and fever. Their juice can be taken with either cow’s or goat’s milk for urinary tract infections and associated limb heaviness.

Note.

In India the leaf is used as a laxative, demulcent, and is antibilious; it is also used for nervous conditions and the skin ( Jain and DeFilipps 1991).

Reference.

Agricultural Corporation (1980).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Enydra