Maranta arundinacea L.

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 117

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

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scientific name

Maranta arundinacea L.
status

 

Maranta arundinacea L. 

Names.

Myanmar: taung-sun, thinbaw-adalut. English: American arrowroot, arrowroot, maranta.

Range.

Tropical America; now pantropic in distribution. Cultivated in Myanmar.

Use.

Stem: Rhizome used as a rubefacient; yields arrowroot.

Notes.

The rhizome, rich in starch, serves as a food for invalids. It is also used as an emollient, for diseases of the urinary tract, and for bowel complaints ( Perry 1980).

Medicinal uses of this species in India are discussed in Jain and DeFilipps (1991).

Details of the active chemical compounds, effects, herbal usage, and pharmacological literature of this plant are given in Fleming (2000). Worldwide medicinal usage, chemical composition and toxicity of this species are discussed by Duke (1986).

Reference.

Nordal (1963).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Liliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Maranta