Cleome gynandra L. (= Gynandropsis gynandra (L.) Briq.; Gynandropsis pentaphylla (L.) DC.)

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 46

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scientific name

Cleome gynandra L. (= Gynandropsis gynandra (L.) Briq.; Gynandropsis pentaphylla (L.) DC.)
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Cleome gynandra L. (= Gynandropsis gynandra (L.) Briq.; Gynandropsis pentaphylla (L.) DC.) 

Names.

Myanmar: caravalla, gangala, hingala, taw-hingala. English: spiderflower, spiderwisp.

Range.

300 m; Himalayas, India, Sri Lanka, east to China and Malaysia. Widespread in Myanmar.

Uses.

Leaf: Rubefacient and vesicant. Seed: Febrifuge.

Notes.

In India the whole plant is used for scorpion sting; the leaf for rheumatism, neuralgia, stiff neck, diseases of the ear, pyorrhea, skin diseases, also vermicidal; the seed is used for cough; and an unspecified plant part is used for asthma and fever ( Jain and DeFilipps 1991).

Reference.

Nordal (1963).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Cleome