Leucaena leucocephala (Lam.) de Wit (= L. glauca Benth.)

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 86

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

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scientific name

Leucaena leucocephala (Lam.) de Wit (= L. glauca Benth.)
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Leucaena leucocephala (Lam.) de Wit (= L. glauca Benth.) 

Names.

Myanmar: aseik-pye, aweya, bawzagaing, baw-sagaing. English: lamtoro, leucaena, wild tamarind.

Range.

Tropical America, Asia. Found in Upper Myanmar, in Mandalay, Sagaing, and Yangon.

Uses.

Whole plant: The five parts (root, stem, leaf, flower and fruit) are used to make antidotes for poisons. A mixture of the crushed five parts, or the roots with butter, is used as an ointment applied topically to aching areas around a snakebite to neutralize the venom. Bark: Taken to treat internal aches and pains. Leaf: The heating properties are known to stimulate the blood, as well as control gas and neutralize poison; also made into a paste and applied to poisonous bites and stings. The tender leaves and pods (without the seeds) are boiled and eaten with fish paste or fish sauce as dip to regulate bowels and cure aches related to male disorders. Seed: Used in medicines for aches, pains, and edema. Root and Bark: Decoction used in preparations to prevent miscarriages.

Notes.

The medicinal uses of this species in India are discussed in Jain and DeFilipps (1991). Medicinal uses of the species in Indonesia and the Philippines are discussed in Perry (1980).

References.

Agricultural Corporation (1980), Perry (1980).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

ORDO

Family

FAMILIA

Genus

Leucaena