Cynometra ramiflora L.

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 82-83

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

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scientific name

Cynometra ramiflora L.
status

 

Cynometra ramiflora L. 

Names.

Myanmar: myinga, ye-minga. English: cynometra.

Range.

India, Indo-China, and Malesia. In Myanmar, found in Ayeyarwady, Rakhine, and Taninthayi.

Uses.

Leaf: Used as an antiherpetic. Root: Employed as a purgative.

Notes.

Perry (1980) discusses the medicinal uses of this species in East and Southeast Asia. Duke (2009) notes use the species for dermatosis, scabies, and leprosy. In India the leaf is boiled in cow’s milk and mixed with honey into a lotion, then applied externally for skin diseases, scabies, and leprosy; oil from the seed is applied externally for the same afflictions; and the root is used as a purgative and cathartic ( Jain and DeFilipps 1991).

Reference.

Perry (1980).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Cynometra