Abroma augustum (L.) L.f.

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 110-111

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

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scientific name

Abroma augustum (L.) L.f.
status

 

Abroma augustum (L.) L.f. 

Names.

Myanmar: mway-ma-naing, mway-say, mway-seik-phay-pin, nga-be, ulat-kam-bala. English: devil’s cotton, Indian hemp.

Range.

Himalayas, northern India, east to China, Micronesia, and Malaysia. In Myanmar, found in Kachin.

Use.

The plant is used for menstrual disorder (part unspecified by Nordal 1963).

Notes.

In India fresh or dried root-bark is used as a uterine tonic and emmenagogue; fresh juice is used for congestive and neuralgic dysmenorrhea ( Jain and DeFilipps (1991). In Indonesia the root of this species is applied for itch; in the Phil ippines the root is used as an emmenagogue, and is considered especially useful for various forms of dysmenorrhea ( Perry 1980).

The root-bark contains little alkaloid, much glucoside, resinous matter, much magnesium salts, calcium, and phosphates ( Perry 1980).

Reference.

Nordal (1963).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Abroma