Streblus asper Lour.

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 125

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Streblus asper Lour.


Streblus asper Lour.  


Myanmar: hkajang-nai, mai-hkwai, okhne. English: Siamese rough bush.


China, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines, Sikkim, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam. In Myanmar, found in Bago, Sagaing, and Taninthayi.


Bark: Used as a remedy to treat diarrhea. Leaf: Decoction of the dried leaves administered for dysentery. Root: Used to treat ulcers.


The medicinal uses of this species in India are discussed in Jain and DeFilipps (1991) as follows: The latex is employed for pneumonia, as astringent and antiseptic for curing sore heels, swellings, applied on temples as a sedative for neuralgia; the bark is used for diarrhea, slow pulse, gravel (with two other species), other urinary diseases, colic, menorrhagia, cholera (with one other species), and dysentery; the stem is used for toothache; the leaf as a galactagogue, poutice for swellings, and for eye diseases; the seed is used for piles, diarrhea, epistaxia, and locally on leucoderma; the root is used on ulcers, boils, and swellings, and for dysentery. Perry (1980) discusses the medicinal uses of this species in Thailand, Indo-China, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

The bark "contains a bitter material resembling the poisonous principle of Antiaris toxicaria   , but the leaves are not poisonous"; also, the latex contains considerable resin and a little rubber ( Perry 1980).


Perry (1980).