Alysicarpus vaginalis (L.) DC.

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 78

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

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scientific name

Alysicarpus vaginalis (L.) DC.
status

 

Alysicarpus vaginalis (L.) DC. 

Names.

Myanmar: than-manaing-kyauk-manaing.

Range.

Paleotropics. Found naturally in Myanmar, especially in the hot regions.

Use.

Has binding properties, brings down edema, causes dullness, cures diarrhea, dysentery, kidney stones and inability to pass urine. It also draws out the pus from sores. Leaf: Giving children the juice (squeezed from the leaves) in milk will cure them of dull stomach pains. Taking the dried leaves soaked in water will cure such disorders as diarrhea, dysentery, passing of blood, and white vaginal discharge. Whole plant: The juice from the plant can be boiled or the dried parts taken as tea to cure urinary disorders and gallstones. Fresh plant can be mixed in equal amounts with cooked rice, crushed and applied as a poultice to cure breast sores as it will draw out the pus.

Reference.

Agricultural Corporation (1980).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Alysicarpus