Holarrhena pubescens Wall. ex G.Don. (= Holarrhena antidysenterica (Roth) Wall. ex A.DC.)

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 12

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scientific name

Holarrhena pubescens Wall. ex G.Don. (= Holarrhena antidysenterica (Roth) Wall. ex A.DC.)
status

 

Holarrhena pubescens Wall. ex G.Don. (= Holarrhena antidysenterica (Roth) Wall. ex A.DC.) 

Names.

Myanmar: dangkyam, danghkyam kaba, maiyang, mai-hkao-long. English: rosebay, tellicherry bark.

Range.

Tropical Africa and in Southeast Asia, from Pakistan to Malaysia.

Conservation status.

Least Concern [LC] ( IUCN 2017).

Use.

Bark: Used in stopping the bleeding related to internal piles. The paste of the bitter bark made with the liquid from yogurt can be taken to treat gall stones. Powered bark stirred into water can cure fever. Boil bark with a small amount of salt and shein-kho ( Gardenia resinifera  ) to treat stomach pains. Crushed bark with milk will cure pain in passing urine and retention of urine. To cure earaches and ear infections, a small amount of powdered bark can be tipped into the ear followed by liquid droppings from crushed or squeezed leaves. Roasted powdered bark taken with honey and butter can cure muscle pains, knotted muscles, dysentery, and cholera. Root: A paste made with hot water can be taken twice a day to cure bloated or distended stomach. A paste made with alcohol and taken with salt can cure blood in the stool associated with smallpox. For sore throat associated with smallpox, the root must be crushed with salt and kept in the mouth. The powder of root and zawet-thar ( Dillenia indica  ) can be taken with milk to cure gall stones. A paste made with water and taken with a bit of eik-mwei ( Embelia tsjeriam-cottam  ) fruit can act as a de-worming medicine. Flower: Can facilitate digestion, and control flatulence, phlegm, bile, leprosy and infections.

References.

Agricultural Corporation (1980), Forest Department (1999).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Holarrhena