Woodfordia fruticosa (L.) Kurz
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|Woodfordia fruticosa (L.) Kurz|
Myanmar: pan-le, panswe, pattagyi, yetkyi. English: fire-flame bush, loosestrife, woodfordia.
Southeast Asia, including Madagascar, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, China, and Indonesia. In Myanmar found in Chin and Mandalay.
Lower Risk/least concern [LC] ( IUCN 2017).
Flower: Used to treat bowel complaints.
On the Malay Peninsula the species is as an ingredient of a preparation to make a barren women fertile, a powder spread on a mother’s abdomen, and a drink given at the time of childbirth. In Indonesia the charred and pulverized fruit-bearing twigs provide an astringent powder sprinkled on wounds, and on the navel cord of newborn babies; the flower, leaf and fruit are used as an astringent to treat dysentery and sprue, as a diuretic against rheumatism, and also in treating dysuria and hematuria ( Perry 1980).
Reported constituents include a tannin and a red pigment ( Perry 1980).
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