Hydrolea zeylanica (L.) Vahl

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 94

publication ID

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

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scientific name

Hydrolea zeylanica (L.) Vahl
status

 

Hydrolea zeylanica (L.) Vahl 

Name.

English: Ceylon hydrolea.

Range.

Tropical America, Africa, and southeastern Asia. In Myanmar, found in Bago and Yangon.

Conservation status.

Least Concern [LC] ( IUCN 2017).

Use.

Leaf: Beaten to a pulp to make a dressing for foul ulcers (thought to have antiseptic and cleansing properties).

Notes.

In Cambodia, India, Sri Lanka, and elsewhere, leaves are used for intestinal disorders; macerated leaves are applied as poultice to callous difficult ulcers for soothing and healing properties; also said to possess some antiseptic properties ( Kham 2004).

Reference.

Perry (1980).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Hydrolea