Acacia pennata (L.) Willd.

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 77

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

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scientific name

Acacia pennata (L.) Willd.
status

 

Acacia pennata (L.) Willd. 

Names.

Myanmar: hsu bok gyi, htaura (Kachin), hangnan (Chin), hla-pruck-hka-hnoke (Mon), hpak-ha-awn (Shan), suboke-gyi, suyit. Thai: cha-om.

Range.

In Asia, found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam; also Indian Ocean- Andaman Islands. In Myanmar, found growing naturally throughout the country, but also cultivated.

Uses.

Bark: Used to treat asthma and bronchitis. Mixed with other medicinal ingredients to neutralize snake venom. Leaf: Ingested to prevent formation of calluses and to control gas, as well as to treat indigestion and bleeding gums. Leaf and Root: Bitter and astringent, they are employed to correct irregularities in the blood, treat gas and bile problems, relieve coughs, stimulate appetite, and alleviate female disorders. Root: Made into a paste, together with the gall bladder of a python, and used to cure tongue sores or roughness. Also, an ingredient in medicines used to treat urinary disorders and enlargement of the testicles.

Note.

In India the bark is used for dandruff and as an antidote to snake poison ( Jain and DeFilipps 1991).

References.

Nordal (1963), Agricultural Corporation (1980).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Acacia