Xylocarpus granatum J.Koenig

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 119-120

publication ID

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

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/DB6A6BFF-4038-5E7A-3BD5-A59CA6266A8E

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scientific name

Xylocarpus granatum J.Koenig
status

 

Xylocarpus granatum J.Koenig 

Name.

English: cannonball mangrove.

Range.

Mangrove forests. China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam; East Africa; and West Pacific islands. In Myanmar found in Ayeyarwady, Rakhine, Taninthayi, and Yangon.

Conservation status.

Least Concern [LC] ( IUCN 2017).

Uses.

Whole plant: Astringent. Bark: Remedy for dysentery. Fruit and Seed: An antidiarrheic; peels of fruits or seed used as poultice on swellings, and ash of seed applied to itches. Bark and Root: Strong astringent. Root: Used to treat cholera.

Notes.

The medicinal uses of this species in India are discussed in Jain and DeFilipps (1991) as follows: The bark is used as an astringent and febrifuge; also for diarrhea, dysentery, and abdominal problems. The fruit is used to treat elephantiasis and breast swelling; the seed kernel for a bitter tonic, and the seed (mixed with sulfur and coconut oil) in an ointment for itch.

Reference.

Perry (1980).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Xylocarpus