Woodfordia fruticosa (L.) Kurz

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 109

publication ID

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

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scientific name

Woodfordia fruticosa (L.) Kurz
status

 

Woodfordia fruticosa (L.) Kurz 

Names.

Myanmar: pan-le, panswe, pattagyi, yetkyi. English: fire-flame bush, loosestrife, woodfordia.

Range.

Southeast Asia, including Madagascar, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, China, and Indonesia. In Myanmar found in Chin and Mandalay.

Conservation status.

Lower Risk/least concern [LC] ( IUCN 2017).

Use.

Flower: Used to treat bowel complaints.

Notes.

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).

Reference.

Perry (1980).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Aves

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Woodfordia