Basella alba L. (= Basella rubra L.)

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 31

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

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scientific name

Basella alba L. (= Basella rubra L.)
status

 

Basella alba L. (= Basella rubra L.) 

Names.

Myanmar: kin peint, ginbeik. English: Indian spinach.

Range.

Asia and Africa. Found growing naturally in Myanmar’s hot regions (such as Bago and Mandalay).

Uses.

Whole plant: A decoction is used to alleviate labor during childbirth. Flower: Used as an antidote to poisons. Leaf: Juice and paste from the crushed leaves is applied to sores to promote healing. The juice is also ingested to relieve diarrhea, fever, and urinary tract infections. Root: Boiled in water and consumed to alleviate vomiting associated with the gall bladder problems.

Note.

Medicinal uses of this species in India are discussed in Jain and DeFilipps (1991).

References.

Agricultural Corporation (1980), Duke and Ayensu (1985), Forest Department (1999), Manandhar and Manandhar (2002).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Basella