Convolvulus arvensis L.

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 53

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

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scientific name

Convolvulus arvensis L.
status

 

Convolvulus arvensis L. 

Names.

Myanmar: kauk-yoe nwai, kauk-yo-nwe, tike-tot-grine (Mon). English: deer’s foot, field bindweed, morning glory.

Range.

Mediterranean Europe native; temperate and dry subtropical climates. Found growing naturally around lakes, ponds, streams, and in cultivated fields. In Myanmar, found in Magway and Mandalay.

Uses.

Whole plant: Known for a bitter and sweet taste, as well as heating properties, all five parts (root, stem, leaf, flower and fruit) used in preparations to support urinary function, increase libido, alleviate chronic anemia and coughs, and treat a swollen penis. To relieve bone and joint aches, all five parts are mashed, wrapped in cloth, and placed on the painful areas. For mouth sores, liquid from boiling the five parts is held in the mouth; the liquid is also used as a wash for old sores. Leaf: Mashed and applied with a bandage to bumps, cysts, and other skin sores. The juice is used for rashes and itching. Root: Used in laxative medicines.

Notes.

In Indonesia all parts of the plant are used as a purgative, and the roasted seeds are anthelmintic, diuretic, and antibilious; on the Malay Peninsula a poultice is applied to the head in cases of jungle fever; and in the Philippines a decoction of the roots is used as a mouthwash for toothache ( Perry 1980). The medicinal uses of the species in India are discussed in Jain and DeFilipps (1991).

Reference.

Agricultural Corporation (1980).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Convolvulus