Leea macrophylla Roxb. ex Hornem.

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 166-167

publication ID

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

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Leea macrophylla Roxb. ex Hornem.
status

 

Leea macrophylla Roxb. ex Hornem. 

Names.

Myanmar: kya-hpetgyi, mai-sung-hkong-long, mak-tasu-long. English: leea.

Range.

Tropical Asia and Africa. Widely distributed in Myanmar; also cultivated.

Uses.

Root: Astringent, and this property used in medication for guineaworm.

Notes.

This species is cultivated in Myanmar especially for its astringent property ( Perry 1980). Recorded medicinal uses for the species include anodyne, astringent, cicatrizant, larvicide, vermicide, and verimifuge; also for guineaworm, ringworm, dysentery, neuralgia, and splenitis ( Duke 2009).

Reference.

Perry (1980).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Leea