Girardinia diversifolia (Link) Friis (= G. heterophylla (Vahl) Decne.)

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 164

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scientific name

Girardinia diversifolia (Link) Friis (= G. heterophylla (Vahl) Decne.)
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Girardinia diversifolia (Link) Friis (= G. heterophylla (Vahl) Decne.)  

Names.

Myanmar: gwi-lakajawng, petya, petya-gyi, sin-petya. English: Himalayan nettle.

Range.

China, Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, Sikkim, Sri Lanka; Africa, including Madagascar. Reported from Myanmar.

Uses.

Leaf: Used for headache and swollen joints, also used for fever.

Notes.

In India the leaf of this species is used for swollen joints and headache; also as a decoction for fever ( Jain and DeFilipps 1991). In China a decoction of the root and basal part of the stem of this species, mixed with wine, is drunk to "cure malignant boils"; a broth made from cooking it with pork is used as a remedy for stomachache ( Perry 1980). Medicinal uses of this species in China are also discussed in Duke and Ayensu (1985).

Reference.

Nordal (1963).