Tradescantia spathacea Sw. (= Rhoeo discolor ( L'Her .) Hance)

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 52

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

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scientific name

Tradescantia spathacea Sw. (= Rhoeo discolor ( L'Her .) Hance)
status

 

Tradescantia spathacea Sw. (= Rhoeo discolor ( L'Her.) Hance) 

Names.

Myanmar: mi-gwin-gamone. English: boat lily, Moses in a cradle, oyster plant.

Range.

Southern Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and West Indies. Grows throughout Myanmar; cultivated.

Uses.

Whole plant: One teaspoon of the liquid obtained from pounding the plant mixed with a little sugar (taken three times a day) used to cure coughs and loosen mucus. Stem and Leaf: Liquid obtained from boiling crushed stems and leaves down to 1/3, together with a little raw sugar (1 tablespoon taken three times a day), used to treat vomiting of blood. Leaf: Used to remedy burns, scalds, and dysentery.

Notes.

In China the plant is used as a poultice on swellings and wounds; the flower is used to treat dysentery, enterorrhagia, and hemoptysis ( Duke and Ayensu 1985).

References.

Agricultural Corporation (1980), Forest Department (1999).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Liliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Tradescantia