Mussaenda macrophylla Wall.

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 150

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

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scientific name

Mussaenda macrophylla Wall.
status

 

Mussaenda macrophylla Wall. 

Names.

Myanmar: jyula, pwint-tu-ywet-tu, lelu. English: mussaenda.

Range.

China, Taiwan, Nepal, Myanmar, Malaysia, and the Philippines. In Myanmar, found in Chin, Kachin, Magway, Mandalay, Sagaing, and Yangon.

Uses.

Leaf: Used to treat dysentery.

Notes.

Four new triterpenoid glycosides were isolated from the root bark of this species. Some of the compounds showed inhibitory activity against a periodonotpathic bacterium, Porphyromonas gingivalis  ( Kim et al. 1999). The genus Mussaenda  is considered an important source of medicinal natural products, especially iridoids, triterpenes, and flavonoids. The phytochemestry of the species in this genus have been studied extensively since the 1990s; the most recognized of the species’compounds are the iridoids and triterpene saponins ( Vidyalakshmi et al. 2008).

Reference.

Nordal (1963).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Mussaenda