Millingtonia hortensis L.f.

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 34-35

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Millingtonia hortensis L.f.


Millingtonia hortensis L.f. 


Myanmar: mai-long-ka-hkam, sum-tung-hpraw, htamone-chort. English: jasmine tree, Indian cork tree.


Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam; commonly cultivated throughout India, Indonesia, and Malaysia, occasionally naturalized. Found growing naturally all over Myanmar, except in cold areas.


Leaf: Boiled in water and eaten, or made into a stir-fry, for menstruation and hypertension. Flower and Shoot: Drinking a soup made with the flowers or eating the shoots will cure hypertension and heart palpitations. Root: Taking the paste of the root after adding salt or sugar will cure heart palpitations and dizziness; drawing circles around the eyes with a paste made from the root and bark will cure sore eyes; applying a paste made from the root will cure gas disorders; drinking the liquid in which the fresh root has been boiled with jaggery will cure vitiligo; rubbing a paste of the root or bark onto the tongue will cure alcoholic intoxication.


Agricultural Corporation (1980), Forest Department (1999).