Aphanamixis polystachya (Wall.) R. Parker (= A. rohituka (Roxb.) Pierre)

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 118-119

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scientific name

Aphanamixis polystachya (Wall.) R. Parker (= A. rohituka (Roxb.) Pierre)
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Aphanamixis polystachya (Wall.) R. Parker (= A. rohituka (Roxb.) Pierre) 

Names.

Myanmar: chaya-kaya, ta-gat-net, than-that-gyi, thit-ni. English: rohituka, white cedar.

Range.

Low to middle elevations in mountainous regions. Sri Lanka, southeastern Asia, Sumatra; Pacific Islands (Solomon islands). In Myanmar, found in Taninthayi and Yangon.

Conservation status.

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

Use.

Bark: Used as an astringent.

Notes.

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).

Reference.

Perry (1980).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Aphanamixis