Triumfetta rhomboidea Jacq. (= T. bartramia L.),

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 116

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Triumfetta rhomboidea Jacq. (= T. bartramia L.)


Triumfetta rhomboidea Jacq. (= T. bartramia L.) 


Myanmar: kat-si-ne, katsine-galay. English: burrbush.


Throughout the tropics. In Myanmar, found in Bago, Chin, Kachin, Mandalay, and Yangon.


Leaf, Flower, Fruit, Root: Used to facilitate childbirth.


In China the plant is used for abscesses and other skin problems ( Duke and Ayensu 1985). In Tonga the species is used for burns and scalds; in the Philippines, for internal ulcers; in Latin America, due to its mucilaginous property, it is used to make a refrigerant beverage ( Duke and Ayensu 1985). Elsewhere, other species of the genus are used for blennorrhagia, boils, carbuncles, catarrh, colds, convulsion, diarrhea, dyspepsia, dysuria, earache, gastroenteritis, gonnorrhea, hangover, headaches, hepatosis, impotency, infertility, itch, jaundice, leprosy, leucorrhea, opthalmia, parturition, piles, renosis, snakebite, sores, sore throat, tumors, and venereal disease ( Duke and Ayensu 1985).


Nordal (1963).