Premna mollissima Roth (= P. latifolia Roxb.)

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 99-100

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scientific name

Premna mollissima Roth (= P. latifolia Roxb.)
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Premna mollissima Roth (= P. latifolia Roxb.) 

Names.

Myanmar: kyetyo, kyun-nalin, seiknan-gyi. English: black plum.

Range.

China, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, and Vietnam. Widely distributed in Myanmar.

Use.

Root: A paste of the root is used for a local application after parturition.

Notes.

In India the stem-bark is used for ringworm and blisters in the mouth; the leaf as a diuretic and for dropsy; and the root for syphilis and gonorrhea ( Jain and DeFilipps 1991). Medicinal uses of this species in China, Indo-China, Indonesia, the Philippines, New Guinea, and the Solmon Islands are discussed in Perry (1980).

The bark of the trunk contains two alkaloids, premnine and ganiarin. Premnine has bee found to lessen the force of heart contraction and dilate the pupils of the eyes ( Perry 1980).

Reference.

Perry (1980).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Premna