Eurycoma longifolia Jack

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 156

publication ID

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

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Eurycoma longifolia Jack
status

 

Eurycoma longifolia Jack 

Name.

English: bittu bark.

Range.

Myanmar, Thailand, Indo-China, south into Indonesia. In Myanmar found in Kayin and Taninthayi.

Uses.

Bark: Very bitter, used for indigestion and as a vermifuge. Fruit: Antidysenteric.

Notes.

Medicinal uses of this species in Indo-China, where the native name of the tree is "tree of 100 maladies"; Vietnam, where it is "much used in the Vietnamese pharmacopeia"; Cambodia; and the Malay Peninsula are discussed in Perry (1980). The speices has been reported as used for headache, fever, malaria, parturition, smallpox, sores, syphilis, and wounds ( Duke 2009).

Reference.

Perry (1980).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Eurycoma