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Saturday, August 10, 2013

Quisqualis indica Combretum indicum Rangoon Creeper

Combretum indicum (L.) DeFilipps - Accepted name

Synonym:Quisqualis indica L.

Common name: Rangoon Creeper
Arabic: كيكوال هندي
Bahasa: Ceguk
Bengali: মধুমংজরী Madhumanjari
Bombay: marmasi, lalachameli, rangunachavel
Chinese: 使君子
Deutsch: Rangunschlinger
Gujarati: Barmasi vel
Hindi: Rangoon ki bel
Malayalam: യശോദപ്പൂ
Manipuri: পারিজাত Parijat
Marathi: मधु मालती Madhumati
Tamil: Irangunmalle. ilengaramalligai
Telugu: Rangonimalle రంగూన్ మల్లె, tige-ganneru తీగె గన్నేరు, రాధా మనోహరం
Thai: เล็บมือนาง,  Lep Mue Naang
Urdu: Ishq pechaan عسق پیچاں
Rangoon jasmine, Rangoon creeper, Burma creeper, Chinese honeysuckle, drunken sailor; dawchprincipalg (Burmese); shih chan tzu, shui chun tzu (Chinese); akar pontianak, akar suloh, belimbing hutan (Malay); liane vermifuge (French); su quan, qua gium, day gium, qua nac (Vietnamese).

Action: Anthelmintic.  Internal Application: Rangoon creeper is a purgative traditionally used to expel tapeworms and other intestinal parasites. It is recommended for children, as it is not too strong for their digestive tracts. Caution: Take only with cold water. Warm water may cause nausea. [A Thai Herbal  Traditional Recipes for Health and Harmony]

Dried ripe fruit or seed - roundworm infestation, swelling of the belly, this plant have shown cathartic and antitumor activity in animals. [Herbal Pharmacology in the People’s Republic of China]

Fruits and seeds— anthelmintic (particularly against ascarites and soporific). Seeds— soporific. Ripe seeds are roasted and given in diarrhoea and fever. Macerated in oil, are applied to parasitic skin diseases. Leaves— decoction prescribed in abdominal pain.
The leaves and flowers gave rutin and pelargonidin-3-glucoside, quisqualic acid, trigonelline, L-proline and L-asparagine. Quisqualic acid showed anthelmintic activity. Seeds gave arachidic, linoleic, oleic, palmitic and stearic acids. [Indian Medicinal Plants An Illustrated Dictionary]

Antiparasitic: Roundworms, pinworms, tapeworms, parasites, digestive disturbances Harmonizes and tonifies the Spleen and Stomach  Childhood nutritional impairment, abdominal distension, loss of appetite, weak constitution Harmonizes and tonifies the qi Childhood nutritional impairment, abdominal distension, loss of appetite, weak constitution Breaks up obstruction: Roundworms, pinworms, digestive disorders, childhood nutritional impairment, distension of the abdomen
Toxicity mildly toxic: side-effects such as nausea, vomiting and belching (toasting the herb decreases its toxicity), occasionally allergic reactions with skin rashes with or without itching, painful swollen ankles, increase in body temperature. Overdose: headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, sweating, cold limbs leading to seizures, drop in blood pressure. Treat overdose with a decoction of Caryophylli flos  and Glycyrrhizae radix. [ Material Medica for Chinese Medicine].

Uses: Quisqualis indica L. is principally known for its astringent and anthelmintic properties. In Indonesia, a decoction of the fruit is drunk to expel intestinal worms. In Malaysia, the fruits are eaten to expel intestinal worms, and a decoction of the fruit is given to children to stop diarrhea. The juice expressed from the leaves is used to heal boils and ulcers, and to treat ringworm infection and fever. The roots are used to relieve cough and hiccups. In the Philippines, the plant is used to treat diseases of the chest. In Vietnam, the fruit is used to expel intestinal worms and the roots are used to soothe rheumatism and assuage gastric discomfort [Medicinal Plants of The Asia-Pacific: Drugs for The Future]

Parts used - Leaves. Indications - Dysentery. [Medicinal Plants of Myanmar]
Major Constituents and Source: Seed) Potassium quisqualate, trigonelline, fatty acid, cyanidin, monoglycoside, Uses: Insecticide, improves spleen function, digestion; treats diarrhea, cough.

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