Picrasma javanica Blume

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

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/B34AB2FE-9589-0C4A-8FDD-4CDEA0602B6E

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scientific name

Picrasma javanica Blume
status

 

Picrasma javanica Blume 

Names.

Myanmar: taung-kamaka. English: quassia wood.

Range.

Distributed in tropical southeastern Asia as far as the Solomon Islands. Widely distributed in Myanmar.

Uses.

Bark: On account of the bitterness of quassin in the bark, it has been substituted for quinine in Myanmar. Leaf: Applied to festering sores.

Notes.

The species is reported to be used as an antidote and larvicide; also for dyspepsia and fever ( Duke 2009). Perry (1980) discusses the medicinal uses of this species in East and Southeast Asia.

Reference.

Perry (1980).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Picrasma