Morinda coreia Buch.-Ham. (= M. tinctoria Roxb.)

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 149-150

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

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scientific name

Morinda coreia Buch.-Ham. (= M. tinctoria Roxb.)
status

 

Morinda coreia Buch.-Ham. (= M. tinctoria Roxb.) 

Names.

Myanmar: nee-par hsay-pin.

Range.

From India and Sri Lana to Malay Archipelago. In Myanmar, grows naturally in the hot zone and at the base of the Bago Yoma Hills.

Uses.

Leaf: Crushed and used as a poultice over sores; if the sore is newly formed, the inflammation will go down and if it is mature, it will come to a head, expel the pus and be cured. Boiled and taken to cure fever. The liquid from boiled leaves is mixed with mustard seeds and given to children suffering from dysentery. The leaves or the bark can be crushed and the resulting liquid applied to cure stiff and knotted muscles, swelling in the joints and in other painful areas. Fruit: Roasted, crushed with a moderate amount of salt, and used as a toothpaste, it will firm up gums and teeth. Pressing dried fruit powder to sores to stop bleeding. Root: Used in making laxatives.

Reference.

Agricultural Corporation (1980).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Morinda