Wrightia arborea (Dennst.) Mabb. (= Wrightia tomentosa Roem. & Schult.)

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 16-17

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scientific name

Wrightia arborea (Dennst.) Mabb. (= Wrightia tomentosa Roem. & Schult.)
status

 

Wrightia arborea (Dennst.) Mabb. (= Wrightia tomentosa Roem. & Schult.) 

Names.

Myanmar: danghkyam-kaii, lettok-thein, mai-lang, mai-yang-hka-oaun, taung-zalut. English: woolly dyeing rosebay.

Range.

China, India, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam. In Myanmar, found in Ayeyarwady, Bago, Mandalay, and Yangon.

Use.

Bark: Administered for renal complaints.

Notes.

The medicinal uses of this species in India are discussed in Jain and DeFilipps (1991) as follows: The bark is used as a substitute for Holarrhena  bark, for stomachache and colic; the root is used for fever, dysentery (with root of Cissampelos  ); and an unspecified plant part is used for tumors. In Indo-China the species is used as an astringent and alexiteric ( Perry 1980).

Tests for the presence of alkaloids in this species were negative ( Perry 1980).

References.

Perry (1980), Forest Department (1999).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Wrightia