Monochoria vaginalis (Burm.f.) C.Presl

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 143-144

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

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scientific name

Monochoria vaginalis (Burm.f.) C.Presl
status

 

Monochoria vaginalis (Burm.f.) C.Presl 

Names.

Myanmar: beda, le-padauk, kadauk-sat. English: cordate monochoria, oval-leaf monochoria, oval-leaf pondweed, pickerel weed.

Range.

Throughout China, Bhuton, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam; Russia (Siberia); Africa; and Australia. In Myanmar, the species in found in Taninthayi and Yangon.

Conservation status.

Least Concern [LC] ( IUCN 2017).

Uses.

Whole Plant: Provides a medicine used to treat diseases of the digestive organs, asthma, and toothache. Leaf: Juice used for fever. Flower: Edible and has a cooling effect. Root: Used for toothache and asthma; juice used to treat stomach and liver problems.

Notes.

In India the bark is eaten with sugar to relieve asthma; the root is chewed to relieve toothache ( Jain and DeFilipps 1991). In China the plant is used for cholera, stomachache, and sunstroke; the flower is edible and serves as a refrigerant ( Duke and Ayensu 1985). Perry (1980) discusses the medicinal uses of the species in China, Taiwan, the Malay Peninsula, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

References.

Nordal (1963), Perry (1980).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Liliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Monochoria