Aphanamixis polystachya (Wall.) R. Parker (= A. rohituka (Roxb.) Pierre)
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|Aphanamixis polystachya (Wall.) R. Parker (= A. rohituka (Roxb.) Pierre)|
Myanmar: chaya-kaya, ta-gat-net, than-that-gyi, thit-ni. English: rohituka, white cedar.
Low to middle elevations in mountainous regions. Sri Lanka, southeastern Asia, Sumatra; Pacific Islands (Solomon islands). In Myanmar, found in Taninthayi and Yangon.
Lower Risk/least concern [LC] ( IUCN 2017).
Bark: Used as an astringent.
In Taiwan oil pressed out of the seed is used in medicine, also industry; in Indonesia a decoction of the bark is ingested as a remedy for chest pain associated with a cold ( Perry 1980).
Powderd bark is used to treat diseases of the liver, including jaundice; enlarged spleen; anemia; internal tumors; abdominal diseases, including ascitis; intestinal worms; and urinary disorders; also a root paste is used for leucorrhoea ( Khare 2004).
The sap from a tapped tree is said to be poisonous; also, traces of alkaloid and a poisonous bitter substance have been found in the fruit wall ( Perry 1980).
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