Dillenia indica L.

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 62

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

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scientific name

Dillenia indica L.
status

 

Dillenia indica L. 

Names.

Myanmar: thabyu, maisen (Kachin), khwati (Kayin), haprut (Mon). English: elephant apple.

Range.

Temperate and tropical Asia. Found growing naturally in lower Myanmar, along woods, hills, and especially stream banks.

Uses.

Fruit: The green fruit is used in preparations to regulate phlegm, reduce fevers, and alleviate shooting chest pains and fatigue. The fruit is mixed with rock sugar to make a cordial used to relieve coughs, bring down high fevers, and cleanse the bowels. The juice from the squeezed fruit is given as a remedy for epilepsy and rabies.

Note.

The medicinal uses of this 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

Dillenia