Clausena excavata Burm.f.

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 153

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

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scientific name

Clausena excavata Burm.f.
status

 

Clausena excavata Burm.f. 

Names.

Myanmar: daw-hke, pyin-daw-thein, seik-nan. English: clausena.

Range.

Asia, Australia, and tropical South Africa. Widely distributed in Myanmar.

Uses.

Plant  considered a good remedy for stomach trouble. Leaf: Bitter and astringent, promotes good digestion. Used to treat diseases caused by "abnormal blood". A drink of milk in which the leaves were stewed used to neutralize poisons. Leaves also used in making up carminatives and to control leprosy. Root: Used as an antispasmodic.

Notes.

The medicinal uses of this species in China are discussed in Duke and Ayensu (1985). In India the stem is used as diuretic and for digestion ( Jain and DeFilipps 1991). In Taiwan a decoction of the root is sudorific and the leaves are insecticidal ( Perry 1980). In Indo-China the plant is used as a tonic, astringent, and emmenagogue; a poultice of the leaves is applied to treat paralysis; and an infusion of the stem (roots, or the flowers and leaves) is taken for colic ( Perry 1980). On the Malay Peninsula the pounded root is used as a poultice for sores; the leaves are employed for headache and ulcerated nose (for the latter, fumigation from burning leaves and bark is another treatment), and a decoction of the leaves is administered post partum; in Indonesia the juice, pressed or pounded out of the leaves, is used both as a medication for fever and a vermifuge, and may be given to “lying-in” women ( Perry 1980).

References.

Nordal (1963), Agricultural Corporation (1980), Perry (1980), Forest Department (1999).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Clausena