Coriaria nepalensis Wall.,

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 56

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Coriaria nepalensis Wall.


Coriaria nepalensis Wall. 


English: mussoorie berry.


China, Bhutan, India, Kashmir, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan. In Myannmar, found in Kachin and Shan.


Leaf: Laxative (poisonous).


Species belonging to the genus Coriaria  have little or no medicinal value in East and Southeast Asia, but both the leaves and fruit are poisonous; and, since the fruits are attractive, children are poisoned by eating them ( Perry 1980).

Reported chemical constituents of the seeds include tutin, pseudotutin, and coriamyrtin. Coriamyrtin is considered to be "a violent convulsive poison" ( Perry 1980).


Nordal (1963).