Chloranthus elatior Link (= Chloranthus officinalis Blume)

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

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

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scientific name

Chloranthus elatior Link (= Chloranthus officinalis Blume)
status

 

Chloranthus elatior Link (= Chloranthus officinalis Blume) 

Names.

Myanmar: thanat-kha, yuzara. English: chloranthus.

Range.

Southeastern Asia to as far south as New Guinea. Cultivated in Myanmar.

Use.

Leaf: Used as stimulant.

Notes.

The species is an aromatic. On the Malay Peninsula the dried crushed leaves or roots are used to make a tea for use as a sudorific and a febrifuge; also, after boiling, the roots are powdered and rubbed on the body to treat fever. In Indonesia little packets (stem with root and leaves) are used as a valued remedy for fever and as a restorative in some phases of venereal diseases. The plant is a stimulant; additionally, mixed with the bark of Cinnamomum  , it is used as an antispasmodic during parturition (mostly a decoction of the crushed roots is used, but an infusion of the leaves in also mentioned) ( Perry 1980).

Reference.

Nordal (1963).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Chloranthus